Brendan Karch

Brendan Karch

Assistant Professor

223A Himes Hall

225-578-4490

bkarch@lsu.edu
www.brendankarch.com

 

Courses Taught

Western Civilization; Fascism in Europe

 

Current Research Interests

Nationalism in the Modern Borderlands of Central Europe;  Travel and Tourism Across the Iron Curtain

 

Interested in Directing Theses On

19th and 20th century Central and East European history, particularly Germany, Austria-Hungary (and its successor states), and Polish-speaking Europe

 

Education

B.A., History, Swarthmore College, 2002

Ph.D., History, Harvard University, 2010

  

Notable Articles

“A Jewish ‘Nature Preserve’: League of Nations Minority Protections in Nazi Upper Silesia, 1933-1937.” Central European History 46:1, March 2013.

“Democracy, Nationalism, and Self-Determination in Central Europe.” Review article for Contemporary European History 21:4, November 2012.

 

Book

Nation and Loyalty in a German-Polish Borderland: Upper Silesia, 1848-1960. Cambridge University Press, Fall 2018