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Dr. Teresa Walch

Dr. Teresa Walch

Contact Information

Email: tmwalch@uncg.edu
Office: 2117 MHRA
Office Phone: 336-334-5992


Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 2018
M.A., University of California, San Diego, 2015
B.A., College of Saint Benedict, 2010

Academic Positions

Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2020–
Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Historical Studies, Tel Aviv University, 2019–2020
Postdoctoral Fellow, Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Center, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2018–2019

Research Interests

  • modern Europe
  • modern Germany
  • the Holocaust
  • urban history
  • space and place
  • global history

Current Project

My current research examines the politics of space and place in modern Germany. My present book manuscript, Degenerate Spaces: The Coordination of Space in Nazi Germany, investigates the relationship between Nazi ideology and spatial practices between 1933-1945. I argue that Nazism itself should be understood as a spatial project to make Germany judenrein and that antisemitic notions of a Germany infected by Jews immediately and forcefully inspired efforts to "cleanse" spaces of Jews and Jewish influences, instigating property confiscations and vandalization, urban renewal projects, and segregation policies.

Courses Taught

  • HIS 223: European Revolutions, 1789-1989
  • HIS 392: The Holocaust: History & Meaning
  • HIS 411B: Seminar in Historical Research and Writing
  • HIS 510: Historiography
  • HIS 709: Introductory Research Seminar

Selected Publications

Selected Awards and Honors

  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro New Faculty Research Grant, 2021-22
  • Central European History Society Travel and Research Grant, 2021
  • University of California President's Dissertation year Fellowship, 2017-18
  • USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research’s Robert J. Katz Research Fellowship in Genocide Studies, 2017
  • Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Germany, 2015–16
  • Other awards listed on Vitae.

Links of Interest

Curriculum Vitae

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