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James G. Kenan Distinguished Professor of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

German Transatlantic Program Fellow - Class of Spring 2015


Karen Hagemann is James G. Kenan Distinguished Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has also taught at the University of Glamorgen, University of Toronto, Universität Trier, and Technische Universität Berlin, where she completed her Habilitation, in 2000 (D.Phil., 1989, Universität Hamburg). Hagemann’s research focuses on modern European history, in particular gender and women’s history, cultural and social history, and the history of the military, war, and the nation. Recent publications include her monograph Revisiting Prussia’s Wars against Napoleon: History, Culture and Memory (Cambridge, 2014) and the edited volumes Gender and the Long Postwar: Reconsiderations of the United States and the Two Germanys, 1945–1989 (Johns Hopkins, 2014), War Memories: The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in Modern European Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012/2013), Children, Families and States: Time Policies of Child Care, Preschool and Primary Schooling in Europe (Berghahn, 2011/2013), Gender, War, and Politics: Transatlantic Perspectives, 1775-1830 (Palgrave Macmillian, 2010/2013), and Civil Society and Gender Justice: Historical and Comparative Perspectives (Oxford, 2008). Her work has been supported by the National Humanities Center, British Arts and Humanities Research Council, Gerda Henkel Foundation, German Research Foundation, German Federal Ministry for Research and Education, and Volkswagen Foundation, among others.