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Dagmar Herzog
Position: Distinguished Professor
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Phone: (212) 817-8468
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. Brown University
Research Interests: Modern European; History of Sexuality; History of Religion

Selected Publications

Cold War Freud: Psychoanalysis in an Age of Catastrophes (Cambridge UP 2017)

Sexuality in Europe: A Twentieth-Century History (Cambridge UP 2011)

Interview with Patrick Geoghegan, Talking History - Newstalk (Dublin), November 13th, 2011.

Sex in Crisis: The New Sexual Revolution and the Future of American Politics (Basic 2008).

Interview with Evan Derkacz, Religion Dispatches. June 11th 2009.
Interview with Leonard Lopate, WNYC, November 17th 2008.

Sex after Fascism: Memory and Morality in Twentieth-Century Germany (Princeton 2005); published in German translation as Die Politisierung der Lust: Sexualität in der deutschen Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts (Siedler/Random House 2005)); in Japanese translation (Iwanami Shoten, 2011).

Intimacy and Exclusion: Religious Politics in Pre-Revolutionary Baden (Princeton 1996; Transaction 2007)

Edited Collections:

After the History of Sexuality: German Genealogies With and Beyond Foucault (with Helmut Puff and Scott Spector) (Berghahn 2012)


Demokratie im Schatten der Gewalt: Geschichten des Privaten im deutschen Nachkrieg (with Daniel Fulda, Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann, and Till van Rahden) (Wallstein 2010)

Brutality and Desire: War and Sexuality in Europe's Twentieth Century (Palgrave 2009)


Sexuality in Austria (with Gunter Bischof and Anton Pelinka) (Transaction 2007)

Lessons and Legacies VII: The Holocaust in International Perspective (Northwestern 2006)

Sexuality and German Fascism (Berghahn 2004)


“Sexuelle Traumatisierung und Traumatisierte Sexualität: Die westdeutsche Sexualwissenschaft im Wandel,” in Meike Sophia Baader et al. (eds.), Zwischen Enttabuisierung und Entgrenzung: Sexuelle Revolution, Kindheit und Sexualität im historischen Kontext der 1970er und 1980er Jahre (Vienna and Cologne: Böhlau, 2017): forthcoming.
“Le ‘guerre fredde’ freudiane: cristianizzazione e desessualizzazione della psicoanalisi negli Stati Uniti del dopoguerra,” Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane 51 (2017): 25-60.
“‘The Aggression Problems of Our Time’: Psychoanalysis as Moral Politics in Post-Nazi Germany,” in Psychoanalysis and Totalitarianism, eds. Matt ffytche and Daniel Pick (New York: Routledge, 2016), 87-101.

"Syncopated Sex: Transforming European Sexual Cultures," American Historical Review 114 (December 2009)

"The Death of God in West Germany: Between Secularization, Postfascism, and the Rise of Liberation Theology," in Die Gegenwart Gottes in der Moderne, ed. by Michael Geyer and Lucian Hölscher (Wallstein 2006)

"How Jewish is German Sexuality? Sex and Antisemitism in the Third Reich," in German History from the Margins, ed. by Neil Gregor et al. (Indiana 2006)

"The Reception of the Kinsey Reports in Europe," Sexuality and Culture 10/1 (Winter 2006)

"Sexuality in the Postwar West," Journal of Modern History 78 (March 2006)

"Sex war Gestern," Cicero (January 2006)

"East Germany's Sexual Evolution," in Socialist Modern, ed. by Paul Betts and Katherine Pence (Michigan 2006)

"Sexual Morality in 1960s West Germany," German History 23/3 (2005)

"Sexuality, Memory, Morality," History and Memory 17/1-2 (Spring 2005)

"Sex and Secularization in Nazi Germany," in Fascism and Neofascism: Critical Writings on the Radical Right in Europe, ed. by Angelica Fenner and Eric Weitz (Palgrave 2004)

"Postwar Ideologies and the Body Politics of 1968," in German Ideologies since 1945: Studies in the Political Thought and Culture of the Bonn Republic, ed. by Jan-Werner Mueller (Palgrave 2003)

"Desperately Seeking Normality: Sex and Marriage in the Wake of the War," in Life after Death: Approaches to a Cultural and Social History of Eruope during the 1940s and 1950s, ed. by Richard Bessel and Dirk Schumann (Cambridge 2003)

"Antifaschistische Koerper: Studentenbewegung, sexuelle Revolution und antiautoritaere Kindererziehung," in Nachkrieg in Deutschland, ed. by Klaus Naumann (Hamburger Edition, 2001)

"Sexuelle Revolution und Vergangenheitsbewaeltigung," in Zeitschrift fuer Sexualforschung 13/2 (June 2000)

"'Pleasure, Sex, and Politics Belong Together': Post-Holocaust Memory and the Sexual Revolution in West Germany," in Intimacy, ed. by Lauren Berlant (Chicago, 2000)

Works in Progress:

The Education of Psychiatry

The Death of God in the Twentieth Century


Pedagogy Workshop - "Bottom Lines": Suggestions for Historians and other Social Science and Humanities Scholars

Other Activities:

Board of Editors: American Historical Review
Editorial Advisory Board: German History
Editorial Board: Zeitschrift für Sexualforschung, WSQ, German Politics and Society
Executive Committee, German Studies Association