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Pennsylvania State Univiersity, the Behrend College
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Modern Germany, Third Reich, World Wars, eugenics
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Recent Publications


Marriage and Fatherhood in the Nazi SS. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018.


Book chapters and articles:

Co-edited journal issue and co-authored issue introduction with Paul Huddie: “Military Welfare History: What is it and why should it be considered?” War & Society 42, no. 4 (2023): 305-16.

Co-authored article with Kat Ringenbach: “Setting Positive Class Expectations Through Shared Language, Civil Practices, and Clear Directions.” H-Net Teaching Conference Proceedings 1 (May 2023): 5-25.

“Herrenmenschen: Plan und Wirklichkeit im Dritten Reich.” In Streitfall Evolution: Eine Kulturgeschichte, edited by Angela Schwarz. Vienna: Boehlau Verlag, 2017, pp. 480-95.

Das Schwarze Korps and the Validation of the SS Sippengemeinschaft.” In Ideology and Morality in Nazism, edited by Wolfgang Bialas and Lothar Fritze. English edition: Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, February 2014, pp. 323-41. (German edition: Göttingen: Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, January 2014, pp. 311-28.

“Preserving the ‘Master Race’: SS Reproductive and Family Policies during World War II.” In Racial Science in Hitler’s New Europe, 1938-1945, edited by Anton Weiss-Wendt and Rory Yeomans, 60-82. Lincoln: The University of Nebraska Press, July 2013.

“Nazis, Cardassians, and Other Villains in the Final Frontier.” In Star Trek and History, edited by Nancy Reagin, 307-22. Malden, MA: Wiley & Sons, March 2013.


Interviews and public forums:

Mary Baker Eddy Library Seekers and Scholars podcast, episode 85: “The Piskos – To Vienna with love from The Christian Science Monitor,” December 1, 2023,

BBC Radio 4, Bad Blood: The Story of Eugenics, episode 4: “Rassenhygiene,” December 12, 2022,

En-Gender Conversations podcast, season 2, episode 3: “Eugenics in History and Literature,” May 25, 2022,

New Books Network: German Studies podcast interview about Marriage and Fatherhood in the Nazi SS, October 18, 2019,


Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Germany, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Family, Gender, Holocaust & Nazi Persecution, Medicine, Migration & Immigration, Science, World War I, World War II