Dirk Bonker, Associate Professor of History and Germanic Languages

Dirk Bonker

I am a historian of the United States and Germany, who focuses on questions of militarism, warfare, and empire in the long twentieth century. In my work, I also address larger questions about how best to "globalize" and "internationalize" U.S and German histories in the modern age.

Office Location:  208 Carr Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 684-3930
Email Address: send me a message

Office Hours:

Wednesday, 2:00–4:00 PM and by appointment
Education:

Ph.D.Johns Hopkins University2002
Specialties:

Military History
Global Transnational History
Cultural History
Gender
Comparative Colonial Studies
Politics, Public Life and Governance
Legal History
European and Russia
United States and Canada
Research Interests:

I am a historian of the United States and Germany, who focuses on questions of militarism, warfare, and empire in the long twentieth century. In my work, I also address larger questions about how best to "globalize" and "internationalize" U.S and German histories in the modern age.

Keywords:

History

Representative Publications

  1. Bönker, D, Militarism in a global age: Naval ambitions in Germany and the United States before World War I (January, 2012), pp. 1-421, Cornell University Press, ISBN 9780801463884 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2012.)  [abs]
  2. Bonker, D, A German Way of War? Narratives of German Militarism and Maritime Warfare in World War I, in Imperial Germany Revisited: Continuing Debates and New Perspectives, ed. Sven Oliver Müller and Cornelius Torp (Berghahn Books, 2011), 227-237, edited by Muller, SO; Torp, C (2011), pp. 227-237, Berghahn Books