Board of Trustees Professor and Distinguished Research Professor
Field of Study: Modern Europe (Germany), Cultural/Intellectual, Gender, Sexuality and Women, Nationalism and Identity, Race and Ethnicity
Office: Zulauf 601
Education: Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1990
Currently I am at work on two book projects concerning the visual culture of humanitarian advocacy. The first, Humanitarian Photography: A History, is a volume of essays I am editing with Davide Rodogno (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland) that will published by Cambridge University Press. The second is an authored study of child-centered humanitarian imagery over the past century titled The Humanitarian Eye: Photography and the Quest to Save Innocents Abroad. My research has been supported by grants and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the American Academy in Berlin, the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Deutscher Akademischer Austauchdienst, and the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, as well as research funds from NIU, Emory University and Colgate University, where I have held tenured positions.
Modern European social, cultural, and gender history; social and cultural history of World Wars; modern Germany; race and ethnicity in transnational perspective; human rights and humanitarianism; film and photography; history of children and childhood.
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