Prof. Dr. Rebecca Brückmann

Rebecca Brückmann is an assistant professor of North American History and its Transcultural Context at Ruhr-University Bochum. She received her M.A. from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in the fields of Modern and Contemporary History, Sociology, and Political Science, and her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of North American Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. Her recent publications include articles on race in US-American film and gender and white supremacy in the 20th century US South. Her first monograph, “Massive Resistance and Southern Womanhood,” is forthcoming with the University of Georgia Press in 2020. Her research interests include North American and transatlantic history, Southern history, the history of borderlands, and the history of racialization and ethnicity. As a member of the network, she will investigate a project titled “Empires and Belonging: Failed Racial Taxonomies and Failed ‘State-Ability’ in 19th Century Borderlands in North America.”