Andrew Haeberlin

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Major Field: Modern German History
Konrad H. Jarausch


BA Pomona College, 2005
MA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009
MA Thesis: “Politicizing Education: German Teachers Face National Socialism, 1930–1932”
PhD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015

Research Interests

My research interests include modern German history, military history, educational history, and the role of bureaucrats and other appointed administrators in shaping the history of institutions and the nations that they serve. My dissertation, titled “Towards a Post-Nazi Education: Administrators Rebuild the German School System 1945–49,” examines the role played by German educational administrators in rebuilding school systems under Allied military occupation between 1945 and 1949. This was a key transitional period in German history, one that stretched from the final agonies of Nazi Germany to the establishment of the two-state system that prevailed throughout the Cold War. These administrators, while not personally involved in the daily educational mission of the systems that they oversaw, were nonetheless vital to articulating a German vision for what education after Hitler would look like and how it would be carried out. Furthermore, they served as key intermediaries between German schools that, as part of the German government, were subject to the oversight and final authority of the Allied Control Council and foreign military officers who had their own, often competing, visions for what the future of German education should be. Read more…

Curriculum Vitae

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