Assistant Professor, History
Ph.D., University of
California San Diego, 2018
Modern Germany and Europe, commodity and food history, global and transnational history, the history of Islam and Muslims in Europe
Robert Terrell is a historian of modern Germany
and Europe whose research and teaching interrogate the cultural and political
histories of modern Germany in transnational and global frameworks. His first
book project, The People’s Drink: Beer,
Bavaria, and the Remaking of Germany, uses beer as an analytic entry point
for exploring the relationships between capital and industry, politics and
regulation, and consumption and culture. The project uses commodity history
methodology to connect subjects ranging from Nazi eugenic thought to western
European market integration, and from postwar food scarcity to late modern
globalization. His second project likewise seeks to understand Germany in
global context. Shifting to the Weimar Republic, the project focuses on
imperial legacies and memories that manifested in the lives of Muslim
immigrants and in the geopolitics of Islam. He teaches broadly in modern German
and European history and is excited to offer thematic courses in food history
and the history of consumerism.
Research Grants and Awards
2017-18 Berlin Program for Advanced German
and European Studies, Max Kade Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship: Declined.
2017 Deutscher Akademischer
Austauschdienst Visiting Research Fellowship, Rachel Carson Center for Society
and Environment, Munich.
of California San Diego Dissertation Writing Fellowship.
2016 German Historical Institute
Washington, D.C., 22nd Annual Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar.
2015 J. William Fulbright Doctoral
Research Fellowship to Germany; associate at Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität,
Historical Institute Washington, D.C., Summer Research Fellowship.
Thyssen Stiftung Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship.
Historical Institute Washington, D.C., Archival Summer Seminar in