Jonathan Petropoulos, Ph.D.

Areas of Expertise

European History, Germany, Holocaust Art Theft/Looted Art, Radical Right Wing, World War II

Selected Research and Publications

  • Royals and the Reich: The Princes von Hessen in Nazi Germany (New York/London: Oxford University Press, 2006)
  • The Faustian Bargain: The Art World in Nazi Germany (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000)
  • Art as Politics in the Third Reich (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996)
  • Co-editor with Scott Denham (Davidson) and Irene Kacandes (Dartmouth), A User's Guide to German Cultural Studies (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1997)
  • Editorial Board Member for Elizabeth Simpson, ed., The Spoils of War: The Loss, Reappearance, and Recovery of Cultural Property During and After World War II (New York: Harry Abrams, 1997)

Selected Awards and Affiliations

  • Huntoon Senior Teaching Award (outstanding teacher), Claremont McKenna College, 2002
  • New York Public Library, The Faustian Bargain named one of the 25 most memorable books of 2000.
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, fellowship for 2000-2001
  • Holocaust Educational Foundation, Research Grant, summer 1998
  • Enhancing Classroom Teaching (for trip to Holocaust sites in Eastern Europe), Loyola College, 1995

Jonathan Petropoulos, Ph.D.

John V. Croul Professor of European History

Education: B.A., University of California, Los Angeles (1983); A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University (1990)
Department: History
Office Hours:
  Tuesday, 02:00PM - 03:00PM
  Wednesday, 02:30PM - 04:00PM
Phone: (909) 607-2775
Fax: (909) 621-8419
Address: Kravis Center 207
Curriculum Vitae: CV

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