Oscar Ax

Oscar Ax

Graduate Student (ABD)

Advisor: Alon Confino

Office Hours: Tue. 8-9AM, or by appointment

Email: oma2b (at) virginia.edu

Fields & Specialties

Modern Europe, Germany, History of Emotions, Cultural History

 

Education:

Ph.D., Modern European History, University of Virginia (in progress)

M.A., Uppsala University and Free University, Berlin (2008)

B.A., Uppsala University (2006)

 

Link to CV

 

Research:

My general research interests primarily focus on the cultural history of modern Europe with special attention to the German speaking parts of the continent. I am also interested in national identities and the history of the international system. In my dissertation, “Emotional States,” I explore ideas of marital happiness in East and West Germany from the end of WWII to the fall of the Berlin Wall. In it, I ask how values, traditions, and identities that people in a divided Germany attached to the institution of marriage changed overtime and why these changes took place.



Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
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