Thomas Snyder

Research Interests

Modern German history, German constitutional law, German legal theory, comparative constitutional law, the history of international law and human rights, the history of ideas, law and philosophy

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Gregory Valdespino

Research Interests

Modern France and the Francophone world, West Africa, comparative empires and colonialism, home and belonging, family and households, material culture, migration, gender, and sexuality

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Ben Van Zee

Research Interests

Central and Eastern Europe; nineteenth- and twentieth-century Germany and Poland; Habsburg Monarchy and the successor states; comparative empires; imperialism and colonialism; humanitarianism; migration; global and transnational history

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Michael Williams

Research Interests

Contemporary Germany, Derrida and post-structuralism, anti-foundationalism, German idealism, the history of nihilism, Nietzsche, Lebensphilosophie, philosophies of consciousness, philosophies of language, the Third Reich and the Holocaust, modernity, the West and theories of the West

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