Publications: books, chapters, articles

Books                                                                                                                                 The Antifascist Classroom: Re-education in Soviet-occupied Germany, 1945-1949 (New York: Palgrave, November 2006; paperback edition June 2011

peer-edited reviews of The Antifascist Classroom:

  • Charles Lansing, no title. German Studies Review, 32:1 Feb 2009, 187-188
  • Peter Barker, “The Antifascist Beginnings of the GDR,” H-German, February 2008, URL: htp://
  • Andrew Donson, no title, Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth 1:2 2008
  • Alan McDougall, no title, American Historical Review, 113:602–603, April 2008
  • Dolores H. Augustine, no title, German History 26:2 2008
  • Jurgen Herbst, no title, History of Education Quarterly 48:4 Winter 2008, 590-594
  • Jens Gieseke, no title, Central European History 43:2010, August 2010, 558-561

ms. in progress, “Socialist Fairy Tale Film Nation: East German Children’s Films, 1946-1992” (EDC July 2014)

Articles and Book Chapters (peer-reviewed)

“Between Education and Entertainment: The Pedagogy and Didactics of Children’s Films,” in Re-imagining DEFA: East German Cinema in its National and Transnational Context, eds. Sebastian Heiduschke and Sean Allen (New York: Berghahn, [2015]).

“Discipline and Educate: Teaching Gender Roles in East German Fairy Tale Films,” special edition, Childhood and Gender in and Time, Genesis [Italy]. Guest Editors Stefania Bernini und Adelisa Malena [in press, 2014].

“Somewhere in the World: Children and Homelessness in Postwar Berlin and Beyond,” special edition, War Children in the Post-war Period. A West-East Perspective on Child Policies and Child Experiences in Europe Since 1945. Guest editors Machteld Venken und Maren Roeger, Central European History [under review, 2014].

“‘Films to Give Kids Courage!’: Children’s Films in the German Democratic Republic,” in Noel Brown and Bruce Babington, eds. Family Films in Global Cinema: The World Beyond Disney (London: Tauris, 2014), 155-170.

“DEFA Children’s Films: Not Just for Children,” in Marc Silberman and Henning Wrage, eds., DEFA at the Crossroads of East German and International Film Culture (Berlin: DeGruyter, 2014), 243-262.

“Using Classroom Recordings in Educational History Research. An East German Civics Lesson” (with May Jehle). Journal of Social Science Education, 12:1 (2014): 118-136.

“Civics Education in the German Democratic Republic: A Case Study in the History of Curriculum and Educational Research,” with Tilman Grammes and Henning Schluß, Journal for Social Science Education 11:2 (2012): 85-105.

“Louise Otto“ (220-223), “Clara Zetkin“ (293-297), “Ellen Key“ (382-384 ), “Sylvia Pankhurst“ (501-503), and “Simone de Beauvoir“ (551-554), in Feminist Writings: From Ancient Times to the Modern World. A Global Sourcebook, ed. Tiffany K. Wayne (New York: Greenwood, 2011).

“Happy Socialist Ever After? East German Children’s Films and the Education of a Fairy Tale Land.” Special Issue, Histories of Learning in the Modern World, ed. Gary McCulloch and Tom Woodin, Oxford Review of Education 36:2 (2010): 233-248.

“Education in the Cold War,” in Encylopedia of the New Cold War History, ed. Ruud Van Djirk. (New York: Routledge, 2008), 281-284.

“Cologne, Germany“ and “Oswald Mathias Ungers,“ in Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Architecture, ed. Chris Hudson (Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2004).

“Dangerous Liaisons? Film and History,” H-German Forum on the Teaching of the GDR through Film, May 2008,

“Methodological Considerations: Using Student Essays as Historical Sources. The Example of Postwar Germany,” Paedagogica Historica 43:6, 2007: 755-777.

“The Gendered Classroom. Girls’ and Boys’ Experiences in Postwar Germany,” Symposium, Education in Postwar Germany, History of Education Quarterly 45 (2005): 597-603.

“The Antifascist Narrative: Memory Lessons in the Schools of the Soviet Occupation Zone, 1945-1949,” in Children and War: A Historical Anthology, ed. James Marten (New York: New York University Press, 2002), 172-183.

“Restructuring the State in Eastern Europe. Women, Child Care, and Early Education,” (with Marianne N. Bloch), in Educational knowledge: Changing Relationships between the State, Civil Society, and the Educational Community, ed. Thomas S. Popkewitz (SUNY: Albany, 2000), 59-82.




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