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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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German, European and transatlantik History from the 18th to the 20th century; Cultural, Social and Political History, Women and Gender History, the History of Military and War.
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About Me

James G. Kenan Distinguished Professor of History and Adjunct Professor of the Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and have published widely in Modern German,  European and Transatlantic history, women and gender history and the history of military and war. My past research includes studies in the fields of welfare state, social and population policy, labor history, family history and the history of everyday lives, as well as the history of the women’s movement. My newer research is focusing on the history of the military, war and gender, the history of nations and nationalism, the history of masculinity and citizenship, gender and civil society as well as the gendered construction of collective memories.

Recent Publications

Her most recent monographs are Revisiting Prussia’s Wars Against Napoleon: History, Culture and Memory (Cambridge University Press, 2015), which won the Hans Rosenberg Prize for the best book in Central European history in 2016 by the CEHS; and  Umkämpftes Gedächtnis: Die Antinapoleonischen Kriege in der deutschen Erinnerung (Brill-Schöningh, 2019). Her most important recent edited volumes include: Gendering Modern German History: Rewriting Historiography, ed. Jean Quartaert (Berghahn Books, 2007); Gendering Post-1945 German History: Entanglements, ed. with Donna Harsch and Friederike Brühöfener (Berghahn Books, 2019); and The Oxford Handbook of Gender, War, and the Western World since 1600, ed. with Stefan Dudink and Sonya O. Rose (Oxford University Press, 2020), which was the Winner of the Prize for the Best Reference Work in 2022 by the Society for Military History. Currently she is finishing a book contracted with Suhrkamp titled “Forgotten Soldiers: Women, the Military and War in Europe, 1600-2000” and started to work on a new research project entitled “Broken Progress. Women, Men and the transformation of the East and West Germany History Profession since 1945.”

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Germany, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Family, Gender, Higher Ed, Labor, Military, Politics, Women, World War I, World War II