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Julia Sneeringer
Position: Professor, History
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center|Queens College
Room Number: 5112
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
Research Interests: Modern Germany; history of popular culture and youth culture; sex and gender 20th c. Europe
Selected Publications

West Germany in Focus. Under contract with Bloomsbury Academic Press.

“Socially Engaging with Music: Pleasure, Distinction, and Identity.” In Musicking in Twentieth Century Europe: A Handbook, 235-256. Edited by Klaus Nathaus and Martin Rempe. Berlin: DeGruyter, 2020.

“The Spaces of Early Rock and Roll in Hamburg.”  In Sounds and the City: Popular Music, Place and Globalisation, vol. 2, 213-29.  Edited by Brett Lashua, Stephen Wagg, Karl Spracklen, and M. Selim Yavuz.  New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

“Music Made in Hamburg: How One City’s Music Scene Helped Make Rock and Roll the Lingua Franca of Youth.”  In Dreams of Germany: Musical Imaginaries from the Concert Hall to the Dance Floor, 54-72.  Edited by Neil Gregor and Tom Irvine. New York: Berghahn, 2019.

A Social History of Early Rock’n’Roll in Germany: Hamburg from Burlesque to The Beatles, 1956-69 (Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2018)

podcast on a "Social History of Early Rock ‘n’ Roll in Germany" with New Books Network

“Sites of Corruption, Sites of Liberation: Hamburg-St. Pauli and the Contested Spaces of Early Rock’n’Roll,” Contemporary European History (2017).

“Meeting The Beatles: What Beatlemania Can Tell Us About West Germany in the 1960s,” The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture 6:2 (2013): 172-198.

"'Assembly Line of Joys': Touring Hamburg's Red Light District, 1949-1966," Central European History 42:1 (March 2009)

"The Shopper as Voter: Women, Politics and Advertising in Post-Inflation Germany," German Studies Review 27:3 (October 2004)

Winning Women's Votes: Politics and Propaganda in Weimar Germany (University of North Carolina Press, 2002)


"John Lennon, Autograph Hound: The Fan-Musician Community in Hamburg's Early Rock and Roll Scene, 1960-65," Transformative Works and Cultures 6 (2001)