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Assistant Professor of History, Rowan University, Rowan University

Mikkel Dack is a historian of modern Europe, with a particular interest in twentieth-century Germany and the world wars. He earned his M.A. at the University of Waterloo and Ph.D. at the University of Calgary and has also studied at the Freie Universität Berlin and Helmut Schmidt Universität in Hamburg.

Dack’s research engages with cultural and psychosocial history and the study of violence, radicalism, social memory, and identity. His forthcoming first book, "Everyday Denazification in Postwar Germany: The Fragebogen and Political Screening During the Allied Occupation" (Cambridge University Press, 2023), explores Allied efforts to simultaneously punish and reorient former Nazis, as well as the physical and emotional consequences of denazification for regular German citizens. He has also written research articles on post-traumatic stress amongst perpetrators, political denunciation, wartime sexual violence, and eugenics legislation. He is currently involved in a number of research projects related to combating far-right violent extremism in Europe and the United States.

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor, Rowan University

Education

  • 2016 
    University of Calgary, PhD