PhD, Johns Hopkins University
Holocaust and genocide studies; film and media studies; museum studies; memory and trauma studies.
Elke Heckner teaches in the German Department. She is currently completing a book manuscript, tentatively entitled, "Memories of Futurity: Remapping Visual Representations of the Holocaust and Genocide." Her recent articles in Shofar and New German Critque examine issues of second- and third generation witnessing in film, TV productions and memorial culture.
Film and Literature of the Holocaust
Politics/Memory: Holocaust, Genocide, and 9/11
Memorials, Museums, Monuments