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Welcome to my blogsite, which has replaced my website.  I am a historian of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Europe and do research on Germany in the decades around the First World War.  I also have expertise in nineteenth-century German philosophy and social theory.  I have a dual appointment in the History Department and the Program in German and Scandinavian Studies.  I did my PhD in history at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor and went to college at Cornell University with a major in philosophy.  I grew up here.  I began teaching at UMass in 2004.  My picture on the left is from 2009.  I have more gray hair now.

Selected Publications
Current Project
Other Interests
Best Advice for Students
What happened to virtue?

Email me at My office is Herter Hall 505.  Tel. 413.545.6676.



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