Professor of History
Adjunct faculty in Women's and Gender Studies
Chair: MTSU Holocaust Studies Program
Phone: (615) 898-2645
Office Location and Mailing Address: Peck Hall, Room 275
MTSU Box 23
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
FIELDS: Modern Germany, European Women Since 1700, Holocaust Studies
BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT: My primary research interest is the political, ideological, behavioral and gender socialization of German children in the pre-war Third Reich. I also work in Holocaust Studies, focusing on gentile and Jewish German Fluesterwitze or protest political humor in Nazi Germany-- jokes and commentary that functioned as an extremely dangerous forms of self-assertion and protest for Hitler's political enemies. However, because I need periodic breaks from both Nazis and Holocaust research, I also work on women's topics. In particular I have published and presented on the most militant wing of the British Women's Suffrage movement, Simone de Beauvoir, Colette, Lily Braun and others.
I served two terms as Director of the MTSU Women's Studies Program and have chaired the MTSU Holocaust Studies Program since 2000 as well as the last five MTSU International Holocaust Studies Conferences. "Global Perspectives on the Holocaust", the eleventh MTSU biennial International Holocaust Studies Conference will be held October 15-18, 2013 and focus on the 80th anniversary of Hitler's seizure of power: see http://www.mtsu.edu/holocaust_studies/
UNDERGRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT:
GRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT:
Rupprecht, Nancy. The Holocaust and World War II: In History and in Memory 2013 (co-editor and 2 articles). Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars, 2013.
Rupprecht, Nancy. Holocaust Persecution: Responses and Consequences, 2010 (Co-editor and 2 articles). Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars, 2010.
Rupprecht, Nancy. "Live faithfully, fight bravely, die laughing": The Behavioral Socialization of German Boys in the Pre-War Hitler Youth" accepted for publication in Nationalism, War and Sacrifice to be published by the Library of Social Sciences.
The Enno Kraehe Award for Exceptional Service to the European Section of the Southern
The King-Hampton award for Outstanding Service to Women at MTSU.
The Ayne Cantrell Award for Service to the MTSU Women's Studies Program.
WORKS IN PROGRESS:
Global Perspectives on the Holocaust
"Jewish Humor in the Holocaust Era"
"Neville Chamberlain: A Reappraisal"
Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor