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About Alice Weinreb

Alice Weinreb (PhD, University of Michigan, 2009; M.A., Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, 2003; B.A., Columbia University, 1999) is Associate Professor of History at Loyola University Chicago where she teaches courses in twentieth-century Europe, the history and politics of food in Europe, the Holocaust, and European environmental history.  Prof. Weinreb's dissertation was awarded the Fritz Stern Prize by the German Historical Institute for the best North American dissertation in German History (2010), the Arthur Fondiler Dissertation Award for Best History Dissertation at the University of Michigan (2009), and the Social Science Research Council Book Fellowship to support the timely completion of a first scholarly manuscript (2010-2011). Her book, Modern Hungers: Food, and Power in Twentieth Century Germany, was published with Oxford University Press in 2017.  It brings together the history of state policies, famine and mass violence, and everyday food preparation and consumption, in order to trace the history and legacies of the two World Wars and the Cold War. Weinreb’s articles have appeared in Central European History, German Studies Review, Bulletin of the German Historical Institute, and Zeitschrift für Körpergeschichte, as well as being included in several anthologies. Her second book will examine the postwar environmental movement in West Germany and the rise of a specifically German definition of a clean and healthy environment.
Weinreb is the recipient of numerous fellowships, including the Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship from the University of Michigan (2008-09), a Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship (2006-07), the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies Fellowship (2006-07), a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (2004-05) and a Rackham Regents Fellowship (2003-04).
Professor Weinreb previously taught at Utah State University and at Northwestern University, where she was a founding member of the Chicago Area Food Studies Working Group (CAFS) based at University of Illinois-Chicago. At Northwestern, Weinreb was a Teaching Fellow in the Searle Center for Teaching Excellence and nominated as a new “teacher of excellence” in 2011.

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Present Associate Professor, Loyola University Chicago Department of History
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