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Adam A. Blackler

Assistant Professor of History

Adam Blacker

History Building Room 256


Adam A. Blackler is an assistant professor of history at the University of Wyoming. He is a historian of modern Germany and southern Africa, whose research emphasizes the transnational dimensions of imperial occupation and settler-colonial violence in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His scholarly and teaching interests also include the political and social dynamics of Germany’s Weimar Republic and the interdisciplinary fields of holocaust & genocide Studies and international human rights. Dr. Blackler’s forthcoming book, entitled An Imperial Homeland: Forging German Identity in Southwest Africa, will appear in September 2022 in the Pennsylvania State University Press’s series “Germans Beyond Europe” sponsored by the Max Kade Research Institute. Among his most recent publications include a co-edited anthology, entitled After the Imperialist Imagination: Two Decades of Research on Global Germany and Its Legacies and a chapter in the multi-volume collection, A Cultural History of Genocide. Dr. Blackler is presently researching a book project that explores the vibrant topography of Berlin’s parks, market squares, streets, and municipal districts before and during the Weimar Republic.


Dr. Adam A. Blackler CV 2022


Research Interests

Modern Germany

Colonial/Post-Colonial Africa

Holocaust & Genocide Studies

European Nationalism

Human Rights


“From Boondoggle to Settlement Colony: Hendrik Witbooi and the Evolution of Germany’s Imperial Project in Southwest Africa, 1884-1894” Central European History 50, No. 4 (December 2017), pp. 449-470

Volume Editor
After the Imperialist Imagination: A Quarter Century of Research on Global Germany and Its Legacies (Oxford: Peter Lang Press), edited and introduced with Sara Pugach and David Pizzo (Expected Spring 2020)

Book Chapters
“Consequences of Genocide,” A Cultural History of Genocide: The Long Nineteenth Century, Bloomsbury Press (Expected Fall 2020)

“Language, Empire, and Nation: Aspiring Settler-Colonists and the Heimat Ideal,” A Quarter Century of Research on Global Germany and Its Legacies (Oxford: Peter Lang Press) (Expected Spring 2020)


Book Reviews

Review of Susanne Kuss, German Colonial Wars and the Context of Military Violence, in German Studies Review 42, No. 1 (February 2019): 147-149.


Review of Nina Berman, Germans on the Kenyan Coast, in German Studies Review 42, No. 1 (February 2019): 149-151.


Course Offerings

Nazi Germany and the Holocaust

From Kaiser to Kanzlerin: History of Modern Germany

Weimar Germany: Promise and Tragedy

Human Rights and Crimes against Humanity

Colonial and Post-Colonial Africa

History Theory and Methods

World History since 1500

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1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-5101


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