B.A. equivalent, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen
M.A. and Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Office: Chambers 2149
Mail: Box 7009 Davidson College, Davidson NC 28035-7009
Professor Pegelow Kaplan teaches survey courses on modern European and Russian history and upper division classes in German, Holocaust, and genocide studies. His research focuses on violence, mass media and constructions of selfhood in Nazi and postwar Germany and linguistic histories of comparative genocide in the modern world. He is the author of The Language of Nazi Genocide: Linguistic Violence and the Struggle of Germans of Jewish Ancestry (Cambridge University Press, 2009). Professor Pegelow Kaplan is currently working on a study that examines how leftist protest movements in West Germany and the United States in the 1960's and 1970's interacted in remaking categories and imageries of mass murder and altering national and transnational memory cultures.
In recent years, Professor Pegelow Kaplan has been a visiting research fellow at the Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University: the German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.; the Centre for Contemporary History (ZZF), Potsdam; and the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.