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I am an historian of modern Germany and lecturer in the History & Literature program at Harvard. I earned a PhD in history from the University of Iowa in 2017. This research was supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies at the Free University of Berlin, and the Presidential Fellowship of the Graduate College of the University of Iowa. Please contact me at bjsmith (at) 

This site was created with the support of the University of Iowa Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio as part of a "Get Digital With Your Dissertation" Studio Scholars Initiative. I would like to extend a special thank you to digital humanities librarian Nicole White and graphic designer Heidi Wiren Bartlett at the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio for their assistance with this site.