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About Gerd Horten

Prior to coming to Concordia University, Professor Gerd Horten taught at U.C. Berkeley, St. Mary's College, the University of San Francisco and Menlo School. His professional interests focus on American and transnational history as well as media and cultural studies, with a particular emphasis on the interaction between media, culture, and society. His first book, Radio Goes to War: The Cultural Politics of Propaganda During World War II, was published by the University of California Press in 2002. His second book, Don’t Need No Thought Control: Western Culture in East Germany and the Fall of the Berlin Wall is being published by Berghahn Books (June 2020). Professor Horten teaches courses in American history, media and film studies, international relations as well as humanities classes.

Positions

Present Professor of History, Concordia University - Portland College of Arts & Sciences
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Education

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1987 - 1994 PhD, University of California at Berkeley ‐ History
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1984 - 1986 MA, University of Oregon ‐ History
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1980 - 1984 BA, Universitaet Heidelberg ‐ History and International Relations
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Books (2)

Articles (6)

Book Reviews (14)

Presentation Papers (3)