Mirna Zakic

Mirna Zakić received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. She teaches classes on the political, social and cultural history of modern Germany and Europe, with a focus on the Third Reich, World War II, the Holocaust, and their postwar legacies. Her research interests include the relationship between ideology, war and society, issues of occupation and collaboration, Volksdeutsche (ethnic Germans) and other ethnic minorities in the twentieth century, and the relationship between the center and the periphery in national expansion and nation building. Dr. Zakić is currently revising her book manuscript, “The Furthest Watch of the Reich: National Socialism, Ethnic Germans, and the Occupation of the Serbian Banat, 1941-1944.” She is preparing a future project on the creation of the West German state through an examination of postwar memory, politics and reconstruction in the French Zone of Occupation in southwestern and western Germany in the late 1940s and early 1950s.