Katharina von Kellenbach

Professor Katharina von Kellenbach

Katharina von Kellenbach is Professor of Religious Studies and former Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the Honors College of the State of Maryland.

A student of Protestant evangelical theology in Berlin and Göttingen (1979-1982) she completed her PhD in the religion department at Temple University in Philadelphia in 1990.

Her areas of expertise include Holocaust Studies, Jewish-Christian relations, feminist theology and nterreligious dialogue. She is the author of The Mark of Cain: Guilt and Denial in the Lives of Perpetrators of the Holocaust (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013) and of Anti‑Judaism in Feminist Religious Writings (AAR Cultural Criticism Series: Oxford University Press, 1994). She recovered the archival records of Rabbi Regina Jonas of Berlin (1902-1944), who was ordained in 1935 where she worked as a rabbi until her deportation to Theresienstadt in the fall of 1942 and to Auschwitz in the fall of 1944. She traced the history of her uncle in “Vanishing Acts: Perpetrators in Postwar Germany.” Journal of Holocaust and Genocide Studies 17 (2003, 2):305-329) and explored the legacy of perpetration in the German churches in Mit Blick auf die Täter, co- written with Björn Krondorfer and Nobert Reck (Gütersloh: Gütersloher Verlagshaus, 2006), for German theology in the edited volume Von Gott Reden im Land der Täter: Theologische Stimmen der dritten Generation nach der Shoah, co-edited with Björn Krondorfer and Norbert Reck (Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2001). For a complete list of publications, consult the publication page.