Assistant Professor Peter Staudenmaier received one of Marquette's Summer Faculty Fellowships for his project Fascism and Race: Historical Origins and Contemporary Legacies.

According to Peter, ”It is supposed to be the first stage in a larger multi-year research project working toward an eventual book-length comparative study of racial theory and practice in Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy, based on primary sources from the files of the racial bureaucracies of both regimes. I will spend much of the summer in archives in Berlin and Rome making an initial survey of the relevant holdings. Rather than treating Fascism and Nazism as anomalies or aberrations, I plan to integrate the research into the larger history of racial ideas and practices in Western culture as a whole."



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