Graduate Program Field
Modern Europe; Religious
B.A., Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
M.A., Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
Ph.D., Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Research and Teaching Interests
German history, 1871 to the present; social and cultural history of Germany and Europe, 1914-1990; Holocaust and genocide studies; genocide in modern context. My current work deals primarily with the intersection of nationalism and religion, particularly Catholicism, during the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich. Recently I have begun studying the experience of Catholic Germans in French POW camps in 1945, and grass-roots attempts to commence Franco-German rapprochement after World War II.
I have taught courses on the history of Western civilization since 1500, German history since 1871, the comparative history of genocide, the history of church-state relations in Europe from the French Revolution to the present, the role of judgment in the writing of history, and the construction of Holocaust narratives.
Faulkner is currently completing her first book project, under contract with Harvard University Press, entitled Priests at War: Catholicism, Nazism, and the War of Annihilation. She is a member of the editorial board of the online newsletter Contemporary Church History Quarterly. She is on leave until August 2013.
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