Janet Ward, Brammer Presidential Professor of History and Faculty Fellow for Strategic Initiatives (DFCAS) at the University of Oklahoma, is an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow with Yale University, working on global engagement and affiliated with Yale’s Office of International Affairs. She is a member of the American Council of Learned Societies’ Leadership Institute for a New Academy (LINA) funded by the Mellon Foundation. Janet recently served as OU’s inaugural Faculty Director of the Arts and Humanities Forum, and as Senior Associate Vice President for Research and Partnerships; her professional service includes the immediate past Presidency of the German Studies Association. 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 at OU. Her fellowships and grants include awards from the ACLS, DAAD, Fulbright, Getty Research Institute, NEH, Summer Institute for Israel Studies, and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. She has served as an Executive Council member of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association. Her monograph, Sites of Holocaust Memory, is forthcoming with Bloomsbury Academic; and her volume, Fascism in America: Past and Present, coedited with Gavriel D. Rosenfeld, is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press. Janet Ward is the author of the books Post-Wall Berlin: Borders, Space and Identity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) and Weimar Surfaces: Urban Visual Culture in 1920s Germany (University of California Press, 2001). In addition to publishing over thirty-five essays and articles, she has coedited four essay collections: 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). In 2021, Janet edited a special issue dedicated to “Confronting Hatred: Neo-Nazism, Antisemitism, and Holocaust Studies Today” for The Journal of Holocaust Research; and she coedited a special issue (“Terror, Trauma, Memory”) commemorating the Oklahoma City bombing for the journal Social Science Quarterly (2016). 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.
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