Peer-Reviewed Articles:

  • “The Dowsing Debate: Water, Science, and Colonialism in German Southwest Africa,” German History 38, no. 4 (2020), 568-593 (pre-published online Jan. 2021);
  • “Water, Sand, Molluscs: Imperial Infrastructures, the Age of Hydrology, and German Colonialism in Swakopmund, Southwest Africa, 1884–1915,” Environment and History 26, no. 2 (May 2020), 175-206 (publication available online);
  • “Naturalizing Trout? Fish Farming in German Southwest Africa,” Environment and Society Portal Arcadia, no. 33 (Autumn 2017), Rachel Carson Institute; (online);
  • “Moving Beyond the Nation State? Reflections on European Environmental History,” Global Environment 12 (Fall 2013), 130-165; (online);
  • “‘The Youth is a Threat!’ Controlling the Delinquent Boy in Post-WWII Munich,” Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth 6, no. 2 (Spring 2013), 263-290; (online);
  • “Rather active today than radioactive tomorrow!” Environmental Justice and the Beginnings of the Anti-Nuclear Movement in 1970s Wyhl, West Germany,” Global Environment 10 (2012), 156-183; (online);

(Peer-Reviewed) Chapters in Edited Volumes:

Non-Peer-Reviewed Articles

Public and Digital History Projects

  • The Research Experience at Bridgewater (TREB), supervision of student research and work with the Stenger collection (summer 2018);
  • History Unfolded, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington D.C., participant/ supervisor of internships (fall 2016 – spring 2018), contributor to blog (posted June 2017);
  • Bedzin Ghetto Public History Project, Through the Eyes of Youth (website): Co-faculty supervisor of an undergraduate student digital history project, Northern Arizona University; (live since spring 2015);  
  • Berlin Wall Exhibit (permanent exhibit): Co-faculty supervisor of an undergraduate student public history project, Northern Arizona University; (completed in spring 2014; officially opened Oct. 10, 2014); 
  • Bedzin Ghetto Public History Project, Through the Eyes of Youth (traveling exhibit): Co-faculty supervisor of an undergraduate student public history project, Northern Arizona University; (open to the public since Sept. 30, 2014);

Book Reviews:

  • Saving Nature under Socialism: Transnational Environmentalism in East Germany, 1968-1990, by Julia E. Ault, Choice Magazine (currently reviewing);
  • “Deutscher Wald” in Afrika. Koloniale Konflikte um regenerative Ressourcen, Tansania 1892-1916, by Lars Kreye, Central European History (forthcoming);
  • Colonialism and Modern Architecture in Germany, by Itohan Osayimwese, Central European History 54, no. 4 (Dec., 2021), 710-712;
  • The Discourse of British and German Colonialism: Convergence and Competition, ed. by Felicity Rash and Geraldine Horan, Choice Magazine 59, no. 2 (Oct. 2021);
  • Germany: A Nation in Its Time: Before, During, and After Nationalism, 1500-2000, by Helmut Walser Smith, Choice Magazine 58. no. 10 (Jun., 2021);
  • Our Gigantic Zoo: A German Quest to Save the Serengeti, by Thomas M. Lekan, German Studies Review 44, no. 1 (Feb., 2021), 220-221;
  • Violence as Usual: Policing and the Colonial Sate in German Southwest Africa, by Maria Muschalek, German Studies Review 43. no. 3 (Oct., 2020), 625-627;
  • Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale, by Deborah Coen, Environment and History 26, no. 2 (May 2020), 289-291;
  • Greening Democracy: The Anti-Nuclear Movement and Political Environmentalism in West Germany and Beyond, 1968-1983, by Stephen Milder, German Studies Review43, no. 1 (Feb., 2020), 205-207; 
  • A Social History of Early Rock ‘n’ Roll in Germany: Hamburg from Burlesque to the Beatles, 1956-69, by Julia Sneeringer, The Journal of Modern History 91, no. 3 (Sept., 2019), 731-732;
  • Global Environmental History: An Introductory Reader, by J. R. McNeill and Alan Roe, eds., Middle Ground Journal (Spring 2019);
  • Germany’s Ancient Pasts: Archaeology and Historical Interpretations since 1700, by Brent Maner, Choice 56, no. 12 (Aug. 2019);
  • Lexikon zur Überseegeschichte: Gesellschaft für Überseegeschichte, by Hermann Hiery, Itinerario: The Journal of the History of European Expansion and Global Interaction 42, no. 2 (Aug., 2018), 315-317;
  • The Arid Lands: History, Power and Knowledge, by Diana Davis, Environment and Society 9, no. 1 (2018);
  • Colonial Captivity during the First World War: Internment and the Fall of the German Empire, 1914-1919, by Mahon Murphy, German Studies Review 41, no. 2 (May, 2018), 412-414;
  • The Rhythm of Eternity: the German Youth Movement and the Experience of the Past, 1900-1933, by Robbert-Jan Adriaansen, German Studies Review 40, no. 3 (Oct., 2017), 653-654;
  • Sex and Control: Venereal Disease, Colonial Physicians, and Indigenous Agency in German Colonialism, 1884-1914, by Daniel Walther, German Studies Review 40, no. 2 (May 2017), 428-429;
  • The Nature of German Imperialism: Conservation and the Politics of Wildlife in Colonial East Africa, by Bernhard Gissibl, Environmental History 22, no. 3 (July, 2017), 545-547;
  • Violent Intermediaries: African Soldiers, Conquest, and Everyday Colonialism in German East Africa, by Michelle R. Moyd, German Studies Review 40, no. 1 (Feb., 2017): 212-213;
  • Constructing a German Diaspora: The ‘Greater German Empire’, 1871-1914, by Stefan Manz, H-Empire, Sept. 2016;
  • The Marcel Network: How One French Couple Saved 527 Children from the Holocaust, by Fred Coleman, Swiss American Historical Review 52, no. 2 (June 2016), 64-65;
  • Colonial Switzerland: Rethinking Colonialism from the Margins, edited by Patricia Purtschert and Harald Fischer-Tine, Itinerario: The Journal of the History of European Expansion and Global Interaction 40, no. 1 (Apr., 2016), 167-168;
  • Genocide in the Age of the Nation State, Vol. 2: The Rise of the West and the Coming of Genocide, by Mark Levene, Middle Ground Journal (Fall 2015);
  • Süssen is Now Free of Jews: WW II, the Holocaust, and Rural Judaism, by Gilya Gerda Schmidt, German Studies Review 38, no. 1 (Feb. 2015), 212-213;
  • Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900, by Alfred Crosby, Middle Ground Journal (Fall 2014);
  • The People’s Own Land: Nature, Tourism, and Dictatorship in East Germany, by Scott Moranda, Environmental History 19, no. 4 (Oct. 2014), 754-756;
  • A Very Little Woman, by Peter Henisch, Journal of Austrian Studies 47, no. 3 (Fall 2014), 136-137; 
  • Street Dreams & Hip Hop Barbershops: Global Fantasy in Urban Tanzania, by Brad Weiss, (Spring 2014);
  • The German Forest: Nature, Identity, and the Contestation of a National Symbol, by Jeffrey K. Wilson, Environmental History 18, no. 2 (Apr. 2013), 641-642;
  • Encounters with Witchcraft: Field Notes from Africa, by Norman N. Miller, Middle Ground Journal (Fall 2012);
  • Versorgung und Entsorgung der Moderne. Logistiken und Infrastrukturen der 1920er und 1930er Jahre, by Wiebke Porombka, Heinz Reif, and Erhard Schütz, eds., Sehepunkte: Rezensionsjournal für die Geschichtswissenschaften 12, no. 11 (2012);
  • A Laboratory of Liberty: The Transformation of Political Culture in Republican Switzerland, 1750-1848, by Marc H. Lerner, Swiss American Historical Review 48no. 3 (Nov. 2012), 80-81;
  • Victims and Perpetrators: 1933-1945. (Re)Presenting the Past in Post-Unification Culture, by Laurel Cohen-Pfister and Dagmar Wienroeder-Skinner, eds., New German Review 25, no. 1 (2011), 83-84;
  • Between Marx and Coca-Cola. Youth Cultures in Changing European Societies, 1960-1980, by Axel Schildt and Detlef Siegfried, eds., European Studies Annual Review 6 (Spring 2010), 52-53;


  • “Environing Empire: Nature, Infrastructure, and the Making of German Southwest Africa,” presentation at the conference ‘Roads to Exclusion: Socio-Spatial Dynamics of Mobility Infrastructures since 1800,’ at the German Historical Institute, Washington D.C., 8-10 Sept. 2022 (upcoming);
  • “Boom and Bust: Commodity Extraction Along Namibia’s Coastline,” presentation at the Richard Robinson Business History Workshop, Portland, OR, (Apr. 30 – May 2, 2020) (upcoming, rescheduled for April 2022);
  • “German Tobacco Fantasies?,” presentation at the conference ‘Rethinking Tobacco History: Commodities, Empire and Agency in Global Perspective, 1780–1960,’ Cologne, Dec. 2021 (moved online);
  • “Namibia’s Coastline as an Environmental Borderland,” Global Environmental Borderlands, Taos, New Mexico (Oct. 10 – Oct. 13., 2019) and in Stanford, California (spring 2020) (second meeting on Zoom fall 2020);
  • “Mollusks Against Empire? The Naval Shipworm and German Colonialism in Southwest Africa, 1884-1915,” presentation the American Society for Environmental History conference in Columbus, OH, April 11, 2019;
  • “Troubled Youth in Transit? ‘Gammler,’ Social Anxieties, and Moral Panics in 1960s West Germany,” sponsored by the German Historical Institute, at the German Studies conference in Pittsburgh, Sept. 30, 2018;
  • “German Colonial Fantasies: Empire, Nature, and Infrastructures in Southwest Africa, 1884-1915,” at Afrika Bibliographien in Basel, Switzerland, March 6, 2018;
  • “A Key for Empire? Nature, Geography, and German Colonialism in Southwest Africa,” presentation at the North Eastern Workshopon Southern Africa (NEWSA) in Burlington, Vermont, Oct. 6-8, 2017;
  • “Fighting Nature in Swakopmund, German Colonial Southwest Africa (1884-1915),” presentation at the 2017 Berlin-Brandenburg Colloquium for Umweltgeschichte, Berlin, June 15, 2017;
  • “History, Identity, Memory: Germanizing Landscapes in Colonial Southwest Africa,” presented at the seminar/ conference “The Best Ideas? Nature, Nations, and Collective Memory,” German Historical Institute London, Dec. 1-3, 2016;
  • “Settlers Abroad: Imagining Daily Life in Colonial German Southwest Africa,” presented at the conference/ seminar “Settler Colonial Literature in Comparison” at the American Comparative Literature Conference, Seattle, WA, Mar. 2015;
  • “No Zero Hour? Delinquent Youth in Munich’s Crisis Years, 1942-1948/49,” presented at the conference “War and Childhood in the Age of the World Wars: Local and Global Perspectives,” German Historical Institute, Washington D.C., Jun. 2014;
  • “The Persecution of Homosexuals during the Third Reich,” presented at the Educators Conference on the Holocaust, Scottsdale, AZ, Mar. 2014;
  • “A Space for Peace: Celebrating the End of War since 1648,” presented at the Peace History Society conference, Carbondale, IL, Oct. 2013;
  • “The Meeder Friedensfest: Celebrating Peace in a Very Small Town in Germany,” presented at the German Studies conference, Denver, CO, Oct. 2013
  • “Thorny Bushes and Public Spaces: Urban Planning, the Young, and Social Control in 1960s Munich,” presented at the Urban History Conference, New York City, NY, Oct. 2012;
  • “A Matter of Gender and Age: Questioning Dominant Constructs of Youth in post-World War II Germany,” presented at the German Studies conference, Louisville, KY, Sept. 2011;
  • “Green Justice in History? Community Initiatives, Environmental Justice, and the Rise of the German Greens,” presented at the American Society for Environment History conference, Phoenix, AZ, Apr. 2011;
  • “My Digital Story, or: Breaking with the Past by Teaching History,” presented at the American Educational Studies Conference, Denver, CO, Oct. 2010;
  • “Anxiety, Hope or Myth? Social Constructions of Youth in Post-1945 Munich,” presented at the German Studies conference, Oakland, CA, Oct. 2010;
  • “The Importance of Self-Reflectivity for Educators,” presented at the Symposium of the College of Education, Flagstaff, AZ, Apr. 2010;
  • “Fighting for Justice and Nature: A Trans-cultural Approach?” presented at the Rocky Mountain European Scholars Consortium, Flagstaff, AZ, Oct. 2009;
  • “A Matter of Environmental Justice? The Rise of the Green Party in Germany,” presented at the Rocky Mountains Interdisciplinary History Conference, Boulder, CO, Sept. 2009;
  • “Social Anxiety or Hope for the Future? Constructing the Youth in Postwar Munich, 1945-1949,” presented at the Controversy and Convergence conference, Flagstaff, AZ, May 2009;
  • “Changing Perceptions of German Resistance in Nazi Germany,” presented at the Missouri Conference on History, Springfield, MO, Apr. 2009;