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Janet Ward

Janet Ward

Janet Ward, President of the German Studies Association (2021 and 2022), is Brammer Presidential Professor of History and Senior Associate Vice President for Research & Partnerships at the University of Oklahoma. From 2015 to 2020 Janet served as the inaugural Faculty Director of the OU Arts & Humanities Forum. She is an interdisciplinary scholar of urban studies, visual culture, and European cultural history, and an affiliate faculty member in both Judaic & Israel Studies and International & Area Studies. In addition to an ACLS fellowship, Janet Ward has received several grants and awards from the DAAD, Fulbright, Getty Research Institute, NEH, Summer Institute for Israel Studies, & the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. She has served as an elected Executive Council member of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association. Her current book project, Sites of Holocaust Memory, is forthcoming with Bloomsbury Academic, and she is the author of two other monographs, Post-Wall Berlin: Borders, Space and Identity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) and Weimar Surfaces: Urban Visual Culture in 1920s Germany (University of California Press, 2001). She has published thirty-five essays and articles and has coedited four books: Transnationalism and the German City (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), Walls, Borders, Boundaries: Spatial and Cultural Practices in Europe (Berghahn Books, 2012), German Studies in the Post-Holocaust Age: The Politics of Memory, Identity, and Ethnicity (University Press of Colorado, 2000), and Agonistics: Arenas of Creative Contest (SUNY Press, 1997). A fifth coedited collection on “Fascism in America” is in preparation. She has coedited a special issue, “Terror, Trauma, Memory,” on the Oklahoma City bombing for the journal Social Science Quarterly (2016); and a new coedited special issue on “Confronting Racial Hatred” is forthcoming in The Journal of Holocaust Research (2021). Professor Ward received her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, her M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and her B.A. (First Class Combined Hons.) from the University of London.

Office: Office of the Vice President for Research & Partnerships
Emailjanet.ward@ou.edu