The New Fascism Syllabus is a fully collaborative affair. But behind the scenes there are four editors/graduate researchers pulling it all together.
Jennifer Evans is Professor of History at Carleton University in Ottawa Canada and is a member of the College of New Scholars, Royal Society of Canada. She teaches a variety of courses in contemporary German and European history with interests in the history of sexuality, Holocaust memory, social media and visual culture. She has written Life Among the Ruins: Cityscape and Sexuality in Cold War Berlin (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, and co-edited Queer Cities, Queer Cultures: Europe Since 1945 (Bloomsbury, 2012), and Was Ist Homosexualität (Männerschwarm, 2012) and The Ethics of Seeing: Photography and 20th Century German History (Berghahn, 2018). She has also written on the history of homophobia in East and West Germany and the role of photography in articulating queer forms of desire during the Sexual Revolution. Jennifer’s interest in social media stems from her current work on aesthetics and the avant-guard as sites of political opposition. She is currently writing a book for Bloomsbury on Holocaust memory in the digital mediascape and will be teaching the New Fascism Syllabus in the Winter of 2018.
Elizabeth Heineman is Professor of History and Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Iowa. She teaches courses on German and European history, Holocaust and historical memory, gender and sexuality, and human rights. Lisa’s books include What Difference Does a Husband Make: Women and Marital Status in Nazi and Postwar Germany (University of California Press, 1999), Before Porn was Legal: The Erotica Empire of Beate Uhse (University of Chicago Press, 1999), The History of Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones: From the Ancient World to the Era of Human Rights (Editor, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011) and the memoir Ghostbelly (Feminist Press, 2014). Her pop-up course “Germany 1933,” conceived after the 2016 U.S. presidential election and taught during the spring 2017 semester at UI, drew upon materials from the New Fascism Syllabus project.
Meghan Lundrigan is a fourth year PhD student in Public History at Carleton University. Her research examines how everyday people curate the history of violence. Meghan’s research interests also include German history, historical representation through social media, digital humanities, and museums. Meghan’s dissertation, “Holocaust Memory and Visuality in the Age of Social Media,” focuses on social media programming in Holocaust museums specific to image-sharing social media platforms such as Instagram, Tumblr and Flickr. She has served as student intern at the Carleton Centre for Public History and is currently collaborating on Holocaust Memory in the Digital Mediascape with Jennifer Evans and Erica Fagen.
Brian J Griffith is a sixth year PhD candidate in Modern European History at University of California, Santa Barbara. His research interests include modern Europe, Italian Fascism, cultural and intellectual history, consumer/material cultures, and transnationalism. Brian’s dissertation — Cultivating Fascism: Winemaking, Consumerism, and Identity in Mussolini’s Italy — analyzes the numerous roles played by winemaking and popular wine consumption within the regime’s objective of “making Italians” during the interwar years. In addition to his involvement with the New Fascism Syllabus, he is the Managing Editor for Zapruder World: An International Journal for the History of Social Conflict (ISSN: 2385-1171) and the Website Administrator for the Society for Italian Historical Studies.