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
E-mail: hfehrenbach at niu.edu
Office: Zulauf 601
Education: Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1990
I am currently working on the visual history of humanitarian advocacy and recently completed work on a collaborative volume on the topic, Humanitarian Photography: A History, co-edited with Davide Rodogno and published by Cambridge University Press. I am now at work on a book-length study of child-centered humanitarian imagery since the late 19th century.
My previous publications probed the social and cultural effects of World War II, postwar processes of democratization and “Americanization,” and transitions in racial and gender ideologies in post-fascist Germany. 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. Before coming to NIU, I held tenured positions at Emory University and Colgate University.
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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