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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.

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

Teaching (Fall 2017):

  • HISTORY 476S.01, CAP SEM: AMERICAN MILITARISM Synopsis
    West Duke 108A, W 08:30 AM-11:00 AM
  • HISTORY 495S.01, SENIOR THESIS SEMINAR Synopsis
    Carr 229, Tu 03:05 PM-05:30 PM
Teaching (Spring 2018):

  • HISTORY 496S.01, SENIOR THESIS SEMINAR Synopsis
    Carr 229, Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
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   (More Publications)

  1. Bonker, D, Militarism in a Global Age: Naval Ambitions in Germany and the United States before World War I (2012), Cornell University Press (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2012.)
  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


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