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Bruce  Campbell

Associate Professor of German Studies

Office : Washington Hall 237
Phone : (757) 221-1247
Email : [[bbcamp]]

Background

Bruce Campbell received his M.A. and Ph.D. in European History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests include topics in the Political Uses of Culture; State Violence, Paramilitary Organizations; Biography; National Socialism, the German Youth Movement, German Culture and National Identity, Nationalist and War Literature; Radio; and Detective Fiction in Europe. He teaches courses in German Cultural Studies, German and Central European History, German Culture, Cultural and Social History, the Holocaust, Western and World Civilization Surveys, Military History, and Modern German Literature. His most recent book publication is Death Squads in Global Perspective: Murder with Deniability, Bruce Campbell and Arthur Brenner, editors (New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000) and his latest article is "No Finer Land, Far and Wide...: Music and National Identity in the Schilljugend, 1926-1998," in Pamela Potter and Sheila Applegate (eds.), Music and German National Identity (forthcoming, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002). He is currently working on a study of amateur radio in Germany and the US and a political biography of Free Corps leader Gerhard Roßbach.

Publications
Death Squads in Global Perspective: Murder with Deniability (2000). Bruce Campbell, editor

Death Squads are killing people today. They may be found around the world, and in many different types of states. Campbell and Brenner have gathered scholars from several countries and disciplines to produce the first global comparison of death squads, and the first to put them in historical perspective. Available in hardcover and paperback.
Death Squads
The SA Generals and the Rise of Nazism (1998). Bruce Campbell, author

No part of the Nazi movement contributed more to Hitler's success than the Sturmabteilung (SA) -- the notorious Brown Shirts. Bruce Campbell offers the first in-depth study in English of the men who held the three highest ranks in the SA. Organized on military lines and fired by radical nationalism, the Brown Shirts saw themselves as Germany's paramilitary saviors.
SA Generals and the Rise of Nazism