Status: PhD Candidate

Adviser: Konrad H. Jarausch

Graduate Email: pgengler@live.unc.edu


Curriculum Vitae

Education

B.A. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2007
M.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2013
M.A. Thesis: “Exhibiting Antifascism: Ravensbrück and the Ambivalences of East German Commemoration, 1945-1989”

Research Interests

My dissertation, “Constructing and Leveraging ‘Flight and Expulsion’: Expellee Memory Politics in the Federal Republic of Germany, 1944-1990” examines the trajectory of a West German victimhood discourse, thereby providing insight into the relationship between memory politics, the production and narration of history, and political interest group advocacy.

Recent Public Engagements

  • “Appeals to the ‘World Conscience’: Expellees and the Construction and Leveraging of German Victimhood, 1945-1955,” German Studies Association Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, October 6, 2017

Courses Offered

    History 347-The Fascist Challenge in Europe, 1918-1945 (Spring 2019)