Ingo Trauschweizer

Ingo Trauschweizer serves as an associate professor of history at Ohio University. He advises M.A. and PhD students in U.S. military history, international history, the history of the Cold War, and other subjects related to contemporary U.S. political history and transatlantic relations. He teaches classes in U.S. political, military, and international history, including the survey of U.S. history since the Civil War (HIST 2010), American Military History (HIST 3211 – Fall 2013), The Cold War (HIST 3743), The U.S. and the Vietnam War (HIST 3050), and War, Violence, and Modernity (HIST 3213 – Spring 2014) as well as HTC tutorials and graduate-level courses in the history department and the Contemporary History Institute. Most of these courses fulfill requirements or serve as electives in the War and Peace Studies program (http://www.internationalstudies.ohio.edu/academic-programs/undergrad/war_peace_maj.html). Professor Trauschweizer previously taught at Norwich University and New Mexico Tech and served as a postdoctoral fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. He began his studies in his native Germany and earned an MA (2000) and PhD (2006) in International and Diplomatic History at the University of Maryland.

His research focuses on strategy and policy, military institutions, civil-military relations, and the significance of war in American history and culture. His bookThe Cold War U.S. Army: Building Deterrence for Limited War (http://www.kansaspress.ku.edu/tracol.html) won the Distinguished Book Prize of the Society for Military History. In addition, he has published several chapters and articles on Cold War era history in academic and professional journals and essay collections. Professor Trauschweizer is currently working on essays on public opinion and attitudes toward war in Western Europe and the United States since 1945. His book project considers different cultures of militarism in Germany and the U.S. from the 18th century to the present.

Together with David J. Ulbrich, Professor Trauschweizer edits a book series onWar and Society in North America for Ohio University Press.

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