Dr. Jonathan Wiesen earned his Ph.D. from Brown University in 1997 and, before coming to SIU in 1998, he taught at Colgate University. Professor Wiesen’s teaching interests include Modern European history, Modern German history, and the history of the Holocaust. He has written articles on historical memory, transatlantic relations, racism, and anti-Semitism in Modern Germany.
His book West German Industry and the Challenge of the Nazi Past (2001) was co-winner of the 2002 book prize from the Hagley Museum and Library, and he is coeditor of Selling Modernity: Advertising in Twentieth Century Germany (2007). His latest book, Creating the Nazi Marketplace: Commerce and Consumption in the Third Reich, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011. He is now working on a book about African Americans in the German imagination.