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Robert Niebuhr

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Lect MY+Hon Fac Fellow
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3251
Faculty Affiliate
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1612
Biography

Robert Niebuhr earned his PhD in History from Boston College where his graduate work focused on politics in former Yugoslavia during the Cold War.  Niebuhr originally worked on topics in modern German history as an undergraduate and has since nurtured a wide-array of academic interests including global studies, travel history, languages, military studies, and diplomacy of the modern era.  He has spent several years living and studying abroad, beginning with a year in Croatia as a Fulbrighter and from 2010 until 2013 in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.  In Croatia, Niebuhr did archival research for his MA 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 Niebuhr taught at Universidad Nur and Universidad Católica Boliviana “San Pablo” alongside archival research on political transformation in Bolivia as a result of the Chaco War (1932-35).  His current research project centers on the prisoners of war from the Chaco conflict. 

In addition to numerous journal articles and chapters on Cold War History and the Chaco War, Niebuhr has two upcoming scholarly monographs:

  1. The Search for a Cold War Legitimacy: Foreign Policy and Tito’s Yugoslavia, by Brill Academic Publishers (2018) and
  2. ¡Vamos a avanzar! The Chaco War and Bolivia’s Political Transformation, 1899–1952, University of Nebraska Press (2018).
Education

PhD, History, Boston College, May 2009

            Thesis: The Search for a Communist Legitimacy: Tito’s Yugoslavia

            Advisor: Larry Wolff, New York University, Department of History

 

MA, History, Boston College, December 2006

1. Eastern Europe                 2. Modern Europe

3. International Relations      4. Germany since Bismarck

 

MA, History, Arizona State University, August 2004

Thesis: Life and Death of an Army: Yugoslavia, 1945–1995

 Advisor: Stephen Batalden, Arizona State University, Department of History

        

  BA, Summa Cum Laude, History, Arizona State University Barrett Honors College,                                                                            December 2000

  Thesis: Helmets, Plowshares, and Burghers: Conflict between Military & Society in Imperial Germany

   Advisor: Gerald Kleinfeld, Arizona State University, Department of History

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
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event