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Dr. Maris Rowe-McCulloch appointed Assistant Professor of History

The Department of History is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Maris Rowe-McCulloch to the position of Assistant Professor of Modern European History. Dr. Rowe-McCulloch comes to the U of R from the Free University of Berlin and St. Petersburgh State University, where she held a joint post-doctoral fellowship.

Dr. Rowe-McCulloch has a PhD from the University of Toronto's Department of History and Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, a MPhil in Modern European History from the University of Oxford, and a B.A. from the University of Toronto.

Dr. Rowe-McCulloch's research focuses on mass violence and the history of the Holocaust in Central and Eastern Europe. She is currently working on a book, based on her dissertation, which looks at how Soviet citizens experienced violence carried out by German military occupiers during World War II, focusing on the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don. She is also working on a project about the concentration camp Sachsenhausen on the outskirts of Berlin, which was used by the Nazis to hold their enemies, and then repurposed by occupying Soviet forces in 1945 to detain Germans.

In Fall 2020, Dr. Rowe-McCulloch will be teaching HIST 115, an introduction to the social history of modern Europe, and HIST 278, Twentieth Century Europe. In Winter 2021, she will teach a new 300-level course entitled 'Genocide in the Modern World: A Comparative History'.