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Jennifer V. Evans <email@example.com>
I teach a variety of courses in 20th century German history with a primary area of interest in the history of sexuality. My book, Life Among the Ruins: Cityscape and Sexuality in Cold War Berlin (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) explores the reemergence of the city’s various subcultures in the aftermath of World War II. I have written about the regulation of same-sex sexuality in Nazi and post-1945 Germany and am preparing a manuscript on pink triangle victims after Hitler. My next two research projects are contemporary in focus. One explores the use of web 2.0 in countering the rise of neo-Nazism while the other analyzes 1970s and 1980s queer erotic photography as a form of self-actualization.
|Address:||418 Paterson Hall, Department of History
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6P7
|Primary Phone:||613.520.2600 ext. 2848|
|List Affiliations:||Advisory Board Member for H-Histsex
Reviewer for H-German
|Interests:||German History / Studies
Social History / Studies
Urban Design and Planning
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
BA, History and Russian, McGill University, 1993
MA, Modern European History, Simon Fraser University, 1995
Ph.D, Modern European History, SUNY-Binghamton, 2001
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Carleton University, 2001 to 2007
Associate Professor, Department of History, Carleton University, 2007-present
Books and Edited Collections
Queer Europe, Queer Cultures: Sexuality and Urban Life in Post-1945 Europe co-edited with Matt Cook, (London UK: Continuum, forthcoming in 2014).
Life Among the Ruins. Cityscape and Sexuality in Cold War Berlin (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2011).
“Seeing Subjectivity: Erotic Photography and the Optics of Desire” American Historical Review vol. 118 no. 2 (2013): 430-462.
“Forum: Cultural History and the Holocaust” German History, with Monica Black. vol. 31, no. 1 (March 2013), 61-85.
“Historicizing the Visual” German Studies Review vol. 35 no. 3 (Fall 2012): 485-489.
“Rethinking Sexual Modernity in 20th Century Germany” Social History vol.37 no. 3 (July 2012), with Jane Freeland.
“The Violence of Survival and the Cost of War” German History vol. 29.2 (Spring 2011): 305-310.
“Decriminalization, Seduction, and ‘Unnatural Desire’ in the German Democratic Republic” Feminist Studies vol 36.3 (October 2010): 553-77.
"The Moral State: Men, Mining, and Masculinity in the Early GDR." German History, vol. 23.3 (August 2005): 355-370.
"Bahnhof Boys: Policing Male Prostitution in Post-Nazi Berlin," Journal of the History of Sexuality, vol. 12.4 (October 2003): 605-636.
“Seduction and Same-Sex Sexuality in the GDR” in The Long Postwar edited by Karen Hagemann and Sonya Michel, (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, forthcoming in 2013).
“Queer Beauty” in Globalizing Beauty edited by Thomas Kühne and Hartmutt Berghoff (Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming in 2013).
“Repressive Rehabilitation: Sexual Delinquency, Youth Crime, and Retributive Justice in Berlin-Brandenburg” Crime and Criminal Justice in Modern Germany, edited by Richard Wetzell (New York: Berghahn, forthcoming in 2013).
“Queer Temporalities: Herbert Tobias und das Bild des schamlosen Selbst in der Zeit vor Stonewall” in Susanne Regener and Katrin Köppert, Visuelle Selbstentwürfe. Mediale Szenarien von Homosexualität. (Vienna/Berlin: Turia+Kant Verlag, 2012).
“The 1950s as Radical In-Between” The Queer 50s in Matt Cook and Heike Bauer, Queer 50s (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), pp. 13-28.
“Life Among the Ruins: Sex, Space, and Subculture in Postwar Berlin,” in Sabine Hake and Philip Broadbent, Berlin Divided City, 1945-89 (New York: Berghahn, 2010), pp. 11-22.
"Constructing Borders: Image and Identity in Die Frau von Heute, 1946-1948," in Hilary Sy-Quia and Susanne Baackmann (eds.), Conquering Women: Women and War in the German Cultural Imagination. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000), pp. 30-61.
Work in Progress
The Legacy of Pink Triangle Persecution in Germany, book manuscript in preparation.
“The Mobile Image: Flickr, Photosharing, and the Culture of Digital Protest,” article manuscript in preparation.
Homosexualität im Spiegel der Wissenschaften co-edited with Rüdiger Lautmann, Florian Mildenberger, and Jakob Pastoetter under contract with Männerschwarm Verlag.
Guest editor, “Queering German History,” special issue of German History, forthcoming in 2016.