Wendy Lower

Wendy Lower, Ph.D.

John K. Roth Professor of History and George R. Roberts Fellow and Director of Mgrublian Center for Human Rights

B.A. (1987) Hamilton College, Clinton NY Ph.D. (1999) American University, Washington DC
Office Hours
Wednesday 12 p.m.; 2:30 p.m. and by appointment


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(909) 621-8419

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Curriculum Vitae

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Areas of Expertise

Genocide, Holocaust, Human Rights

Selected Research and Publications

  • 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.

Selected Awards and Affiliations

  • 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