interdisciplinary networks

Interdisciplinary networks are platforms tasked with focusing sustained interdisciplinary attention on topics of interest to the GSA membership by distributing calls for papers and forming panel series for the annual conference on a regular basis. Networks also have maintained list-servs, blog sites, and webpages, and have developed publications (journal issues and book volumes) derived from their panel activities.

GSA networks are formed in consultation with the GSA’s standing Interdisciplinary Network Committee, comprising all network coordinators, and its co-chairs. Network coordinators are nominated by the IC co-chairs and confirmed by the GSA President and Executive Director for three-year terms. 


Interdisciplinary Committee Co-Chairs
1. Asian German Studies
2. Black Diaspora Studies
3. Body Studies
4. Comics Studies 
5. Digital Humanities
6. Emotion Studies
7. Environmental Studies | Listserv
8. Family and Kinship
9. GDR and German Socialisms
10. Law and Legal Cultures
11. Medieval and Early Modern German Studies
12. Memory Studies
  • Ben Nienass, California State University at San Marcos (2017-2019)
  • Katja Wezel, University of Pittsburgh (2017-2019)
13. Music and Sound Studies
14. Queer and Trans Studies
15. Swiss Studies
16. Teaching
17. Visual Culture
18. War and Violence
  • ✝ Katherine Aaslestad, West Virginia University
  • Kathrin Maurer, University of Southern Denmark (2018-2020)
  • Adam Seipp, Texas A&M University (2021-2023)