Associate Professor of History
German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literature
Early modern European history. Germany.
Works on the social history of early modern Europe (c. 1450 to c. 1750). He is most interested in rural Germany, and in particular, the transformation of family and property relations in the context of economic crisis and religious war.
Harvard University, Ph.D.
Harvard University, M.A.
Awards and Honors
Theodore and Jane Norman Award for Faculty Scholarship (2006)
National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Fellowship (2001)
Marver and Sheva Bernstein Faculty Fellowship (2000 - 2001)
Michael L. Walzer '56 Award for Teaching (1999 - 2000)
Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Harvard University CUE Guide (1995)
Gross Dissertation Prize in History (1995)
Harvard Whiting Fellowship in the Humanities (1994)
DAAD Fellowship for Archival Research (Augsburg) (1991)
DAAD Fellowship (Universitat Regensburg) (1989)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship (1989)
Isadore Finkelstein Prize in History (1987)
German Embassy Prize in German (1986)
Madelene Hogson Prize in History (1985)
Norman Prentice Prize in History (1985)
|HIST||56b||World History to 1960|
|HIST||66a||History of South Asia (2500 BCE - 1971)|
|HIST||121a||Breaking the Rules: Deviance and Nonconformity in Premodern Europe|
|HIST||123b||Reformation Europe (1400-1600)|
|HIST||126a||Early Modern Europe (1500-1700)|
|HIST||127b||Household and Family in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe (1300-1800)|
|HIST||179a||Labor, Gender, and Exchange in the Atlantic World, 1600-1850|
|HIST||205b||Introduction to Doctoral Studies|
|HIST||215b||Teaching World History|
|HIST||221b||Thematic Seminar in Premodern Legal History|
|SAS||100a||Introduction to South Asia|