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Robert Niebuhr

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Honors Faculty Fellow
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1612
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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1612
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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1612
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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1612
Biography

Office: Sage South 152

Robert Niebuhr is a faculty fellow at Barrett; his scholarship has focused on the political and military history of former Yugoslavia, aspects of modern German history, and twentieth-century Bolivian history. 

Niebuhr has lived and studied abroad, beginning with a year in Croatia as a Fulbrighter in 2003-4 and from 2010 until 2013 in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.  In Croatia, he did archival research for his M.A. thesis and attended courses at the University of Zagreb. Later, he spent considerable time in former Yugoslavia doing research and working in Bosnia-Hercegovina (Mostar and Sarajevo), Kosovo (Prishtina), and in Serbia (Novi Sad and Belgrade). In Bolivia, he taught at Universidad Nur and Universidad Católica Boliviana “San Pablo” alongside a project based on archival research on the Chaco War (1932-35). His current research project centers on the prisoners of war from the Chaco conflict.

Education
  • Ph.D. History, Boston College 2009. Thesis: The Search for a Communist Legitimacy: Tito’s Yugoslavia. Advisor: Larry Wolff, New York University, Department of History
  • M.A. History, Boston College 2006. Topics: Eastern Europe, Modern Europe, International Relations and Germany since Bismarck
  • M.A. History, Arizona State University 2004. Thesis: Life and Death of an Army: Yugoslavia, 1945–1995. Advisor: Stephen Batalden, Arizona State University, Department of History
  • B.A. History (Summa Cum Laude), Arizona State University Barrett Honors College 2000. Thesis: Helmets, Plowshares, and Burghers: Conflict between Military and Society in Imperial Germany. Advisor: Gerald Kleinfeld, Arizona State University, Department of History
Publications

Books

  • The Search for a Cold War Legitimacy: Tito’s Yugoslavia, 1945–1975 (Leiden, Netherlands: Brill Academic Publishers). Forthcoming February 2018.
  • ¡Vamos a Avanzar!: The Chaco War and Bolivia’s Political Transformation, 1899–1952 (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press). Under contract.
  • When East Met West: World History through Travelers’ Perspectives (Reading, MA: Trebarwyth Press, 2010).
  • Beginner’s Croatian (New York: Hippocrene Books, 2009). With Aida Vidan.
  • Beginner’s Serbian (New York: Hippocrene Books, 2009). With Aida Vidan. Language and Travel Guide to Croatia (New York: Hippocrene Books, 2009). With Bernd Scherak.
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
HON 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
HON 394Special Topics
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
HON 370History of Ideas
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
HON 394Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
HON 394Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
HON 370History of Ideas
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
HON 394Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
HON 394Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
HON 394Special Topics