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First Name
Last Name
Kennesaw State University
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international history, terrorism, counterterrorism, history of conflict, hijacking, aviation history
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About Me

I am a historian of counterterrorism and the history of political violence. My research focuses on international collaboration against terrorism, examining how people in the past sought collective solutions against the increasingly global problem of hijackings, bombings, and other terrorist attacks.

I am an assistant professor of history at Kennesaw State University, where I teach courses on global history and the history of conflict. I have a Ph.D. in History from Temple University and a M.A. in Early Modern and Modern History from Tuebingen University, Germany. With significant experience in interdisciplinary settings, I have held postdoctoral fellowships at the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin and the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College.

My book To Deter and Punish: Global Collaboration Against Terrorism in the 1970s will appear in July 2021 with Columbia University Press.

Recent Publications

Zoller, Silke. To Deter and Punish: Global Collaboration Against Terrorism in the 1970s. New York: Columbia University Press, 2021.

Zoller, Silke. “The Swift Response to the Belarus Plane Hijacking Signals a Historic Shift.” Washington Post, May 27, 2021.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Germany, United States, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
8, 9
Expertise by Topic
Diplomacy, Military, Politics