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Professor of History, University of California, Los Angeles

German Transatlantic Program Fellow - Class of Fall 2008


David Warren Sabean is Henry J. Bruman Endowed Professor of German History at the University of California, Los Angeles. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, where he studied under George Mosse, Sabean has taught at the University of East Anglia, University of Pittsburgh, and Cornell University. He has been a Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for History in Göttingen, the Maison des Science de l’Homme, in Paris, the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, the American Academy in Berlin, the National Humanities Center, the international research center Work and the Human Lifecycle in Global History at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Sabean, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, has held a Humboldt Research Prize, and his publications include Power in the Blood: Popular Culture and Village Discourse in Early Modern Germany (Cambridge, 1984); Property, Production, and Family in Neckarhausen, 1700–1870 (Cambridge, 1990); Kinship in Neckarhausen, 1700–1870 (Cambridge, 1998). He is coeditor, with Simon Teuscher and Jon Mathieu, of Kinship in Europe: Approaches to Long-Term Development (1300–1900) (New York, 2007); and with Christopher H. Johnson, Sibling Relations and the Transformations of European Kinship 1300-1900 (New York, 2011).