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Andrew EvansAndrew Evans is a historian of modern Germany. He received his B.A. in history from the University of Virginia (1992) and his M.A. and Ph.D. in modern European history and Germanic Studies from Indiana University (2002). His book, Anthropology at War: World War I and the Science of Race in Germany (University of Chicago Press, 2010) examines how the First World War altered the physical and ideological spaces in which German anthropologists conducted their work, thereby facilitating a turn toward the virulently racist and nationalist “race science” of the 1920s.

In addition to an introductory survey in modern European history, Professor Evans teaches courses on World War II, modern Germany, 20th-century Europe, and European imperialism. He is a previous recipient of the New Paltz Teacher of the Year Award.

Anthropology at War