Background

Education

Courses

Scholarship

Publications

 

Education

You can also look at my CV, if you wish.

 

 

Graduation from Rice U., May 1993

 

Courses

I have been teaching at Wofford since the Fall 2001.  I teach courses on:

  • Western Civilization since 1300,

  • Europe in the twentieth century,

  • modern Germany,

  • imperial Russia from Peter the Great to the Russian Revolution,

  • the Soviet Union,

  • intellectual history of twentieth-century Europe, and

  • the modern Middle East.

You can find syllabi for these classes on my course information page.

 

 

 

Scholarship

For my graduate studies, I focused on European history in the twentieth century, with a specialty in German history.  I also have an interest in the study of gender and sexuality.  My dissertation was entitled "Hamburg's Gay Scene in the Age of Family Politics, 1945-1969."

I am currently working on a third book with the working title "West Germany in the Social Democratic Years, 1969-1982: Confronting the Challenges of Counterculture, Economic Crisis, and Terrorism."

 

Publications

Queer Identities and Politics in Germany: A History, 1880-1945 (New York: Harrington Park Press, 2016).

Male Homosexuality in West Germany: Between Persecution and Freedom, 1945-1969 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).

"Zwischen Verfolgung und Freiheit: Homosexuelle Männer in Hamburg in den langen fünfziger Jahren," Zeitgeschichte in Hamburg 1(March 2008), 57-73.

Author of Introduction "Gay History in Germany: Future Directions" as well as Guest Editor (along with Daniel Walther) for Special Issue on "Masculinity and Homosexuality in Germany and the German Colonies, 1880-1945," The Journal of the History of Sexuality 17, 1 (January 2008).

"Styles of Masculinity in the West German Gay Scene, 1950-1965," Central European History 39, 3 (Spring 2006): 359-93.

"Masculinity and Desire in the Works of J. R. Ackerley," Journal of Homosexuality 43, 2 (2002): 127-42.