Associate Professor and Chair of History
Dr. Eric Kurlander teaches classes on Modern German, European, and World History. His recent book, Living With Hitler (Yale, 2009), examines the ways in which German liberals negotiated, resisted, and in some ways accommodated the Third Reich. His first book, "The Price of Exclusion: Ethnicity, National Identity, and the Decline of German Liberalism, 1898-1933" (Berghahn, 2006), describes how ethnic nationalist ideology gradually undermined the liberal parties in late-Imperial and Weimar Germany. His articles have appeared in Central European History, The Journal of Contemporary History, The Historian, The Catalog of the German Historical Institute, Ethnopolitics, and European Review of History. Kurlander has held fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation; Alexander von Humboldt Foundation; the German Historical Institute; the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); the Krupp Foundation; and Harvard University's Program for the Study of Germany and Europe.
His current projects include a textbook, "The West in Question: Continuity and Change" (forthcoming, Pearson-Longman), and "Nazi Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich."
- Ph.D., Harvard University
- Modern German and European politics, culture, and society, 1870-1945, with a particular emphasis on liberalism, nationalism, and anti-Semitism in Wilhelmine, Weimar, and Nazi Germany.
- Senior Project
- Teaching Apprenticeship
- Our Monsters, Ourselves: A Supernatural History of Self and Society (Seminar)
- Research Apprenticeship (Independent Study)
- Empire, Nation and Identity (Seminar)
- The Holocaust (Seminar)
- World War II: A Global History
- Nazi Germany: History, Politics and Culture
- Germany in War and Revolution: From the Second Empire to the Third Reich (Seminar)
- The French Revolution: Enlightenment, Terror, and Napoleon (Seminar)
- The Age of Extremes: Class, Politics, and Ideology, 1914-1989 (Junior Seminar)
- Baseball: A Social and Cultural History of the United States
- History of Germany, 1770 - Present
- The West in Question (First Year Seminar)
- Modern Western Civilization
- "The West in Question: Continuity and Change," (Western Civilization Textbook, with Kimberly Reiter). New York: Prentice Hall-Pearson (forthcoming, 2012).
- "Living With Hitler: Liberal Democrats in the Third Reich, 1933-1945." New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009.
- "The Price of Exclusion: Ethnicity, National Identity, and the Decline of German Liberalism, 1898-1933." New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2006.
- “Between Völkisch and Universal Visions of Empire: Liberal Imperialism in Mitteleuropa, 1890-1918.” Contribution to edited volume titled Liberal Imperialism in Europe, London: Palgrave, 2012 (in progress).
- “Violence, Volksgemeinschaft, and Empire: Interpreting the Third Reich in the Twenty-First Century,” Journal of Contemporary History (accepted for publication)
- “Between Detroit and Moscow: A Left Liberal Third Way in the Third Reich” Central European History, v. 44 (May 2011), pp. 279-307.
Modern European politics, culture, and society, with a particular emphasis on Germany and France
Nazi Germany, and the Second World War
The First World War
American political, social, and cultural history, popular culture and sports (Baseball) in particular