UntitledClaudia Koonz’s interests are in 20th Century German History, Women’s History, and genocide. She has received research support from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations, the Wilson Center, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the German-Marshall Fund, Duke University, the American Council for Learned Societies and the National Humanities Center. Her book Mothers in the Fatherland received several awards: as a finalist for the National Book Award non-fiction nomination, 1987; The Boston Globe-Winship Book of the Year Award, 1987; The Berkshire Conference 1987 Book Award; and it was one of the New York Times and Liberation’s (Paris) best 100 books of 1987 and 1990, respectively. Her book, The Nazi Conscience (2003), has been translated into Spanish, Japanese, and Russian. She is currently writing a transnational study of the debates about the Muslim headscarf in France, Britain, and Germany. Some of her recent publications include “A Tributary and the Mainstream: the historiography of women in National Socialist Germany, in Hagemann and Quataert, eds., Gendering German History (Berghahn English 2007 and Campus German, 2008) and “hijabHeadscarf: a political journey,” in Gluck and Tsing, eds.,Words in Motion (Duke University Press, 2008).

She has also contributed to the British podcast ‘Real Dictators’ appearing in the episode Adolf Hitler Part 1: Birth of a Führer.