Professor Canoy is a scholar of recent German history
who recently published The Discreet Charm of the
Police State: The Landpolizei and the Transformation
of Bavaria, 1945-1965, a study of a complex process
in which the authoritarian culture of pre-Nazi Bavaria
gave way to a less intrusive, more technologized postwar
police culture better suited to an increasingly mobile,
suburban, and prosperous society. He is now at work
on two article length studies, one focusing on displaced
persons and the proper treatment of the remains of Nazi
victims, the other the West German "Establishment's"
response to student unrest in the decades after the
1960s. He has also begun researching a monograph on
the history of the detective in modern German life.
Professor Canoy offers a wide variety of courses on
European and German history, including a course on the
history of the Holocaust, an offering titled "Evil
in Modern Europe," and a team-taught, comparative
course focusing on "Memory and World War II."
He received his Ph.D. from Indiana University.