Dagmar Herzog
Position: Distinguished Professor
Programs: History | Social Welfare
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Phone: (212) 817-8468
Room Number: 5114.05
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. Brown University
Research Interests: Modern European; History of Sexuality; History of Religion; Holocaust Studies

Selected Publications:

Unlearning Eugenics: Sexuality, Reproduction, and Disability in Post-Nazi Europe (Wisconsin 2018)

Review in H-Net
Interview with Nora Hilgert, German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, November 1st, 2019
Book Event at New York University, December 4th, 2018
Interview with Michael O'Sullivan, New Books in German Studies, January 25th, 2019
H-Diplo Roundtable, July 30th, 2019

Cold War Freud: Psychoanalysis in an Age of Catastrophes (Cambridge UP 2017)

Review in the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
Review in the Journal of the History of Sexuality
Interview with David Gutherz, New Books in Intellectual History, Sept. 7th, 2018
Presentation at the 50th anniversary of Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane, Bologna, December 17th, 2016
The Culture of Narcissism – Presentation at the 40th annual conference of the International Psychohistorical Association, New York, May 31st, 2017

Sexuality in Europe: A Twentieth-Century History (Cambridge UP 2011)

Interview with Patrick Geoghegan, Talking History - Newstalk (Dublin), November 13th, 2011.
Interview with Rorotoko, April 9th, 2012.

Sex in Crisis: The New Sexual Revolution and the Future of American Politics (Basic 2008).

Interview with Evan Derkacz, Religion Dispatches. June 11th 2009.
Interview with Leonard Lopate, WNYC, November 17th 2008.
Interview with Virginia Prescott, New Hampshire Public Radio, 8th July 2008

Sex after Fascism: Memory and Morality in Twentieth-Century Germany (Princeton 2005); published in German translation as Die Politisierung der Lust: Sexualität in der deutschen Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts (Siedler/Random House 2005)); in Japanese translation (Iwanami Shoten, 2011).

Intimacy and Exclusion: Religious Politics in Pre-Revolutionary Baden (Princeton 1996; Transaction 2007)

Edited Collections:

The Routledge Companion to Sexuality and Colonialism (with Chelsea Schields) (Routledge 2021)

Fritz Morgenthaler, On the Dialectics of Psychoanalytic Practice (Routledge 2020)

Anson Rabinbach, Staging the Third Reich: Essays in Cultural and Intellectual History (Routledge 2020)

Lust und Verwundbarkeit: Zur Zeitgeschichte der Sexualität in Europa und den USA (Wallstein 2018)

Review in Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Review in Sexuologie
Review in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Review in Tagesspiegel
Review in h-soz-kult

After the History of Sexuality: German Genealogies With and Beyond Foucault (with Helmut Puff and Scott Spector) (Berghahn 2012)


Demokratie im Schatten der Gewalt: Geschichten des Privaten im deutschen Nachkrieg (with Daniel Fulda, Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann, and Till van Rahden) (Wallstein 2010)

Brutality and Desire: War and Sexuality in Europe's Twentieth Century (Palgrave 2009)


Sexuality in Austria (with Gunter Bischof and Anton Pelinka) (Transaction 2007)

Lessons and Legacies VII: The Holocaust in International Perspective (Northwestern 2006)

Sexuality and German Fascism (Berghahn 2004)

Additional Interviews:

“Internationale Perspektiven auf die sexuelle Bildung Erwachsener,” Praxishandbuch Sexuelle Bildung im Erwachsenenalter (Uwe Sielert), June 2021

"Biografie in Büchern," Literarische Welt (Sarah Pines), 23 February 2019

“Magnus Hirschfeld zum 150. Geburtstag” (Christoph Leibold), kulturWelt, Bayerischer Rundfunk, 14 May 2018

“The Einstein of Sex at 150,” Gay City News (Benjamin Weinthal), 10 May 2018
“Mit Sexualitat lasst sich immer und überall Politik machen,” Das Magazin (Daniel Binswanger), 19 March 2017
מה אפשר ללמוד מההיסטוריה של המיניות [What can be learned from the history of sexuality], Ha’aretz (Moshe Sluhovsky and Michal Shapira),
6 January 2017

Max Weber Programme, European University Institute (Fran Meissner),
Florence, 11 December 2014

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 28 July 2010
“Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945” (with James Steakley and Erik Jensen), University on the Air, Wisconsin Public Radio (Norman Gilliland and Emily Auerbach), 16 November 2008
“Liebte der Osten anders?” (André Meier, arte-Dokumentation), 7 November 2006
Book Reviews:

“Surviving Europe’s Horrendous 20th Century.” Review of Elisabeth Asbrink, 1947: Where Now Begins, Sheila Fitzpatrick, Mischka’s War, and Mark Mazower, What You Did Not Tell, in the New York Times Book Review (April 8, 2018): 26.

“Hitler’s Little Helper: A History of Rampant Drug Use Under the Nazis.” Review of Norman Ohler, Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich, in the New York Times Book Review (April 2, 2017): 19.
“Nazism: Bernard Wasserstein’s ‘Ambiguity of Virtue,’ and More.” New York Times Book Review (June 8, 2014): 38.

“The Great Mediocrity.” Review of A. N. Wilson, Hitler, in the New York Times Book Review (June 24, 2012): 21.

Günter Amendt, Gunter Schmidt, and Volkmar Sigusch, Sex Tells: Sexualforschung als Gesellschaftskritik, in Zeitschrift für Sexualforschung 24 (2011): 295-96.

“Berlin Underground.” Review of Anne Nelson, Red Orchestra: The Story of the Berlin Underground and the Circle of Friends who Resisted Hitler, in the New York Times Book Review (June 7, 2009): 13.

“Handouts from Hitler.” Review of Götz Aly, Hitler’s Beneficiaries: Plunder, Racial War, and the Nazi Welfare State, in the New York Times Book Review (February 18, 2007): 20.

“Sexuality in the Postwar West.” Review essay, in Journal of Modern History 78 (March 2006): 144-71.

Mark R. Lindsay, Covenanted Solidarity: The Theological Basis of Karl Barth’s Opposition to Nazi Antisemitism and the Holocaust, in Church History 74/3 (September 2005): 631-33.
Work in Progress:

In the Disability Murders Archive: Confronting Nazism’s First Genocide

No Touching! The Corona-Crisis and Public Attitudes About Sex
(funded by the Volkswagen-Stiftung)

Editorial Activities:

Coeditor (with Matt ffytche): Psychoanalysis and History,  see also "Where They Desire They Cannot Love"

Psychoanalysis Confronts Cognitive Disability.

Board of Editors: Geschichte und Gesellschaft

Editorial Advisory Boards: German Politics and Society, German History, Zeitschrift für Sexualforschung, WSQ, L'Homme: European Journal of Feminist History


Pedagogy Workshop - "Bottom Lines": Suggestions for Historians and other Social Science and Humanities Scholars