Wendy Lower

Wendy Lower, Ph.D.

John K. Roth Professor of History and George R. Roberts Fellow

Areas of Expertise:
Genocide, Holocaust, Human Rights

Wendy Lower
(909) 607-4688
(909) 621-8419
Kravis Center 354

Office Hours

Tuesdays, 11 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. and by appointment
  • Biography
  • Education
  • Awards and Affiliations
  • Research and Publications
B.A. (1987) Hamilton College, Clinton NY Ph.D. (1999) American University, Washington DC
  • Research grants from the German Historical Institute, Washington DC, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German National Research Foundation)

  • Research Associate, Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, Germany

  • Project Director (Germany), German Witnesses to War and its Aftermath, Oral History Department, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C. USA

  • International Advisory Board, Journal of Genocide Research (Routledge)

  • Einspruch Lecturer, Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, University of Texas at Dallas

  • Annual Holocaust Memorial Lecturer 2013, University of Glasgow, additional keynotes at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, University of Utah, and the Hamburg Institute for Social Research

  • Baker Burton Award, Best First Book in European History, Southern Historical Association, 2007

  • Books: Nazi Empire-Building and the Holocaust in Ukraine, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press and USHMM, 2005 (paperback, 2007, audio version 2010)

  • The Shoah in Ukraine: History, Testimony, Memorialization , Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008 (co-edited with Ray Brandon)

  • The Diary of Samuel Golfard and the Holocaust in Eastern Galicia, Lanham MD: Altamira/Rowman and Littlefield and USHMM, 2011

  • Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields, Houghton Mifflin, 2013
    2013 finalist for National Book Award

  • Selected, Recent Articles: Pogroms, Mob Violence and Genocide in Western Ukraine, Summer 1941: Varied Histories, Explanations and Comparisons Journal of Genocide Research (Sept 2011): 1-30

  • Male and Female Holocaust Perpetrators and the East German Approach to Justice, 1949-1963 Holocaust and Genocide Studies 24, no. 1 (Spring 2010): 56-84.