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Dr. Christian Davis

Jackson Hall, Room 213
Office phone: 540-568-5584
MSC 2001
58 Bluestone Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Assistant professor of history


Ph.D., Rutgers University

M.A. University of Georgia, Athens

B.A. Swarthmore College

Fields and specialties

Modern Central European history; European colonialism; global and comparative history

Teaching areas

Modern Europe; Modern Germany; European Colonialism; Holocaust and Genocide Studies; Global and World History

Research interests

German ideologies of colonialism; German-Jewish assimilation; antisemitism and racism; violence

Selected publications and presentations

“Colonialism and the Antisemitic Movement in Imperial Germany,” in German Colonialism in a Global Age, 1884-1945, edited by Geoff Eley and Bradley D. Naranch, Duke University Press, 2013.

Colonialism, Antisemitism, and Germans of Jewish Descent in Imperial Germany, The University of Michigan Press, 2012.

“‘Coddling’ Africans Abroad: Colonial Director Paul Kayser and the Education of Africans in Germany, 1891-96.” Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History 9, no. 1 (2008).

Radio interview on German colonialism with the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities program “With Good Reason,” aired 2012 December 1 (