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University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Andrew Donson


Associcate Professor, History and German and Scandinavian Studies

Office: Herter 508
Telephone: (413) 545-2350
Fax: (413) 545-6137

Degree: Ph.D., University of Michigan Ann Arbor (2000)
Fields of interest: Modern Germany and Western Europe

Graduate courses offered:
Debates and Issues in Modern German History

Research interests:
Professor Donson is author of Youth in the Fatherless Land:  War Pedagogy, Nationalism, and Authority in Germany, 1914-1918 (Harvard University Press, 2010), which won the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History.  He is currently writing a cultural history of the 1918/19 German Revolution and preparing projects on communist spies in the 1920s and 1930s and autobiographies of early Nazi Party members.  He has a joint appointment in German and Scandinavian Studies.

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