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Lisa Zwicker

3269 Wiekamp Hall
(574) 520- 4231
E-mail: zwicker@iusb.edu

Lisa Fetheringill Zwicker is an Assistant Professor of History with a specialty in modern German history. She completed her undergraduate and graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley. Her book manuscript is under contract with The University of Michigan and is titled, “Dueling Students: Masculinity, Conflict, and Politics in German Universities, 1890 to 1914.” Her recent published work has focused on antisemitism, confessional relations at universities, competing ideas about honor, and constructions of masculinity.  She has received fellowships from the German Academic Exchange Service, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Simon-Dubnow Institute, Leo Baeck Institute, Foreign Languages Areas Studies Fellowship Program, Mellon Foundation, Indiana University, and the History Department and the German Studies Center at U.C. Berkeley. 
Lecture courses at Indiana University, South Bend:
B260      Men, Women, and Everyday life in Europe 1350 to 1950
B361      European history from 1914 to 1945
B362      European history from 1945-2009
B378      Making Modern Germany, 1848 to 1998
H114      European history from 1492 to 1914
T390       National Socialism in Europe and the World
T390       Victoria’s Secrets: Sex, Society, and Everyday Life in Great Britain and the Empire
T390       The Great War
Undergraduate seminars at Indiana University, South Bend:
B300      Honors course on Nazi Germany
H217      History Methods
H495      1-unit course to prepare students to present their research at an undergraduate conference
T190       Biography and Gender
Graduate seminars in IUSB’s Master’s of Liberal Studies program:
D501      Fight Club: Manliness, Violence, and Modern Civilization
D501      Victoria’s Secrets: Sex, Society, and Social Change in Great Britain and the Empire

Recent Publications
2010                “Antisemitism, the Limits of Antisemitic Rhetoric, and a Movement against Russian Students at German Universities, 1908-1912,” accepted for publication in The Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook.
2009                “Burschenschaft and German Political Culture, 1890-1914,” Central European History 42 (September 2009): 389-428.

Forthcoming publications
BOOK

Dueling Students: Masculinity, Conflict, and Politics in German Universities, 1890 to 1914
Under contract with the University of Michigan Press. It is scheduled to appear in 2010 in the series, “Social History, Popular Culture, and Politics in Germany.”
German translation of my book

Schlagende Studenten: Männlichkeit, Konflikt, Politik an deutsche Universitäten, 1890-1914
My book will appear in 2011 in the following series: Darstellung und Quellen zur Geschichte der deutschen Einheitsbewegung im neunzehnten und zwanzigsten Jahrhundert, Universitätsverlag Winter, Heidelberg.

Honors and Fellowships
2010                Trustees Teaching Award, Indiana University, South Bend.
2010                Research Fellowship, Indiana University New Frontiers, “Käthe Kollwitz and the German Twentieth Century.”
2010                Research Fellowship, Indiana University Overseas Research Grant, “Gendering the Histories of Religion Conflict in Fin-de-Siècle Germany: Catholic Middle-Class Masculinities 1890-1914.”
2008                Trustees Teaching Award, Indiana University, South Bend.
2008                Research Fellowship Indiana University New Frontiers and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, “The Movement against the Pistol Duel and Academic Honor among German Students, 1901-1903,” Koblenz and Berlin Germany.

Juried conference papers
2010                “Student Antisemites: The Union of German Students [Verein deutscher Studenten], 1880-1914,” London, Great Britain.
2010                “Gendering the Histories of Religion Conflict in Fin-de-Siècle Germany: Catholic Middle-Class Masculinities 1890-1914,” German Studies Association, Oakland, California.
2009                “Liberals, Jews, and Antisemites at German Universities: the Free Students and the Union of German Students,” Association of Jewish Studies, Los Angeles.
2009                Chair and Commentator, “Exploring the Boundaries of the Sacred and Secular in German Europe,” American Historical Association Meeting, New York.
2008                “The Conservative Moral Agenda and German Students,” German Studies Association Meeting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Undergraduate Research
2010                Advisor, Undergraduate Research Journal in History.
2010                Purdue University, Calumet undergraduate research conference. Mentored student research presentations by Susan Jacobs, Chris Arndt, Heidi Armstrong-Ingram, Kim Johnson, and Mark Honer.
2010                Mentored the following students whose articles were accepted in the Undergraduate Research Journal in History: Sara Lowe, Joseph Pinter, Elaine Roughton, Erin Turinetti, Heather Yarbrough.
2009                Mentored student Alisha Neuschwander, who won the Women’s Studies Prize for Undergraduate Research for a paper she wrote in my course, T390.
2009                Purdue University, Calumet undergraduate research conference.  Mentored student research presentations by Susan Jacobs, Chris Arndt, Rebecca Gibson.
2009                Mentored the follow students whose articles were accepted in the Undergraduate Research Journal: Adrienne Latson, Renee Noffsinger, and Jennie Wise.
2008                Mentored student Jennifer Wise, who won the Library Prize for Undergraduate Research for a paper she wrote in my course, H217.
2008                Mentored student Elaine Roughton, who won the Women’s Studies Prize for Undergraduate Research for a paper she wrote in my course, H217.
2008                IU Women’s Studies Conference “From Strength to Strength, Celebrating our Founders, Celebrating our Students”. Mentored student research presentations by Eric Abarbanell, Amanda Buday, Rebecca Gibson, Rachel Custer.
2008                Purdue University, Calumet undergraduate research conference.  Mentored student research presentations by Phil Contos, Jennifer Wise, Amanda Buday, Derek Webb, Erin Daren.