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Christian Davis
Jackson Hall, Room 213
MSC 2001
office phone: 540-568-5584
e-mail: davis2cs@jmu.edu

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James Madison University

History Dept MSC 2001

58 Bluestone Drive

Harrisonburg VA  22807


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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 (http://www.prx.org/pieces/88925-after-the-berlin-wall-came-down#description)





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James Madison University
MSC 2001
Harrisonburg, VA  22807
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Phone: (540) 568-6132
Fax: (540) 568-6556
E-mail: history@jmu.edu