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Robert Terrell

Robert Terrell

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532 Eggers Hall

Robert Terrell

Assistant Professor, History Department


HST 300 - Commodities and the Modern World
HST 301 - Practicum in the Study of History
HST 314 - Europe from Bismarck to World War One
HST 316 - Europe since 1945
HST 362 - Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
HST 401 - The Consumer in Modern Europe
HST 401 - Commodities in Modern Europe

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., University of California San Diego, 2018


Robert Terrell is a historian of modern Germany and Europe. His first book project, "The People’s Drink: A Bottom-Fermented History of Modern Germany" reveals how brewers, regulators, and cultural intermediaries in Bavaria shaped both the structures and discourses of the German nation. His second project examines connections between the Weimar Republic and the post-Ottoman Middle East. He is co-organizer of the Central New York Humanities Corridor working group Research and Narrative in Modern European History. 

Areas of Expertise

Modern Germany and Europe, commodity and food history, global and transnational history, the history of Islam and Muslims in Europe

Research Grant Awards and Projects

Dr. Terrell's work has been funded by a range of organizations including the J. William Fulbright Commission, the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C., the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, and the Central European History Association.


“Building the Berlin Mosque: An Episode in Weltpolitik,” Contemporary European History Vol. 30 Nr. 1 (Feb., 2021), 46-59.

“‘Lurvenbrow’: Bavarian Beer Culture and Barstool Diplomacy in the Global Market, 1945-1964” in Waltraud Ernst ed., Alcohol Flows Across Cultures: Drinking Cultures in Comparative and Transnational Perspective (London and New York: Routledge, 2020), pp. 204-220.