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Rüdiger Graf

John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow & Visiting Scholar 2010-2011


Rüdiger Graf

Graf received his PhD from Humboldt University with a dissertation on visions of the future in Weimar Germany "Die Zukunft der Weimarer Republik: Krisen und Zukunftsaneignungen in Deutschland 1918-1933" (2008) and currently teaches contemporary history at Ruhr-University, Bochum. He co-edited Die Krise der Weimarer Republik: Zur Kritik eines Deutungsmusters (2005), a book on the crisis of Weimar Germany, and co-authored an introductory textbook on European history since 1945, titled Europäische Zeitgeschichte seit 1945 (2010). Forthcoming is a co-edited volume on "Human Security in Pre-Modern and Contemporary History." Graf will be a Kennedy fellow for the academic year 2010-2011 working on oil and energy in the United States and Western Europe in the 1970s.


  • John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow 2010-2011, CES, Harvard
  • Visiting Scholar 2010-2011, CES, Harvard