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Jens-Uwe Guettel

Jens-Uwe Guettel

Associate Professor in History and Religious Studies

232 Burrowes
University Park , PA 16802

Curriculum Vitae

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  1. PhD, Yale University, 2007
  2. MPhil, Yale University, 2003
  3. MA, Yale University, 2001


Research Interests:

I am a historian of modern German history. My research interests cover the domestic ramifications of empire and colonial expansion for nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Germany, Nazi expansionism between 1939 and 1945, and protest movements in Germany from the late 19th to the early 20th century. I am currently working on a history of radical democratic dissent in Germany before 1918.


Recent Publications:

“Reform, Revolution, and the ‘Original Catastrophe:’ Political Change in Prussia and Germany on the Eve of the First World War,” Journal of Modern History, Vol. 91 (2), 2019.

“Revolutionary Respectability: The SPD and Political Affairs in the German Empire,” German  Studies Review, Vol. 42 (2), 2019.

“Workers under the Swastika” in Shelley Baranowski, Armin Nolzen & Claus-Christian Szejnmann (eds.), A Companion to Nazi Germany (Hoboken: Wiley & Blackwell, 2018).

The SPD Should Return to Its Anticolonial Roots,” Jacobin Magazine, Issue 30, 2018.

“Frontier im Westen – Frontier im Osten? Der Amerikanische Westen und die nationalsozialistische Vision vom Lebensraum im Osten” in Ulrike Jureit (ed.), Umkämpfte Räume: Raumbilder, Ordnungswille und Gewaltmobilisierung (Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag, 2016).