Publications & Presentations

Monographs:

  • Colonial Southwest Africa, 1884-1915 (current project);
  • Coming of Age: Constructing and Controlling Youth in Munich, 1942-1973 (Berghahn Books, May 2016);
  • Die Herstellung der deutschen Einheit. Der Beitrag von George Bush. Saarbrücken: AV Akademikerverlag, 2007 (revised 2008);

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

  • article about nature and former German Southwest Africa (currently under review);
  • “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);

Edited Volumes:

  • Chapter titled “Reprinting German Colonial Settler Narratives in Namibia Today” (working title) in edited volume on settler colonialism (currently under review);
  • Entries on “Emil und die Detektive,” “Quax, der Bruchpilot,” and “Die Feuerzangenbowle,” in German Cinema: A Critical Filmography to 1945, edited by Todd Herzog and Todd Heidt (forthcoming 2017) (online);
  • “Social Anxiety or Hope for the Future? Constructing the Youth in Postwar Munich, 1945-1949,” pp. 43-55, in Proceedings of the First Interdisciplinary Conference, edited by Cynthia Kosso, NAU, 2009 (online publication);

Non Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • Uncovering the Back-Story: The Parallel Narrative of Post-Colonial Landscapes in Namibia,” NAU Global: A Publication of the Center of International Education (Fall 2014) (online);

Public and Digital History Projects

  • History Unfolded, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington D.C., participant/ supervisor of internships, contributor to blog (posted June 2017);
  • Bedzin Ghetto Public History Project, Through the Eyes of Youth (website): Co-faculty supervisor of undergraduate student digital history project, Northern Arizona University; (live since spring 2015);  
  • Berlin Wall Exhibit (permanent exhibit): Co-faculty supervisor of 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 undergraduate student public history project, Northern Arizona University; (open to the public since Sept. 30, 2014);

Book Reviews:

  • Global Environmental History: An Introductory Reader, by J. R. McNeill and Alan Roe, eds., Middle Ground Journal (forthcoming 2017);
  • The Rhythm of Eternity: the German Youth Movement and the Experience of the Past, 1900-1933, by Robbert-Jan Adriaansen, German Studies Review (forthcoming 2017);
  • 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 (online);
  • 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 (online);
  • 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 (online);
  • Constructing a German Diaspora: The ‘Greater German Empire’, 1871-1914, by Stefan Manz, H-Empire, Sept. 2016 (online);
  • 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 (online);
  • 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) (online);
  • 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 (online);
  • Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900, by Alfred Crosby, Middle Ground Journal (Fall 2014) (online);
  • The People’s Own Land: Nature, Tourism, and Dictatorship in East Germany, by Scott Moranda, Environmental History 19, no. 4 (Oct. 2014): 754-756; (online);
  • A Very Little Woman, by Peter Henisch, Journal of Austrian Studies 47, no. 3 (Fall 2014): 136-137; (online);
  • Street Dreams & Hip Hop Barbershops: Global Fantasy in Urban Tanzania, by Brad Weiss, UrbanAfrica.net (Spring 2014); (online);
  • 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; (online);
  • Encounters with Witchcraft: Field Notes from Africa, by Norman N. Miller, Middle Ground Journal (Fall 2012) (online);
  • 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); (online);
  • 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 (online);
  • 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; (online);
  • 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;

Presentations:

  • Upcoming presentation at the North Eastern Workshop on Southern Africa (NEWSA) in Burlington, Vermont (Fall 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 (conference report);
  • “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;