Dr. Michael Schuering joins the department this year as a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) visiting professor. Prior to coming to UF, Dr. Shuering, who holds a doctorate from Humboldt University (Berlin), taught as a visiting professor for five years at UC Berkeley. His first book, Minervas verstoBene Kinder (2006), looks at refugee scholars who were expelled from Nazi Germany. He recently completed an investigation of the role of West German Protestant churches in anti-nuclear-energy protests in the 1970s and 1980s. Future research interests include the link between German history in the 20th century and history of resources and consumption. He teaches courses in German and European history, the history of science and technology, forced migration, and environmental history. This semester, Dr. Schuering is offering two courses: Nineteenth-Century Germany and Europe; and Bombs, Rockets, Science.

On September 23, he will give a talk in the department on nuclear energy and Germany. The talk starts at 4 pm in Keene-Flint Hall 005.