Shelley Baranowski


Shelley Baranowski

Dr. Shelley Baranowski, Professor Emeritus
University of Ohio, Akron

Dr. Baranowski received her Ph.D. in Religion from Princeton University in 1980 in the History of Christianity, although for most of her career, she taught in history departments.  In addition to part-time positions from 1980 to 1985, she taught at Kenyon College from 1985 to 1989.  From 1989 to her retirement in May 2013, she taught modern European and German history at the University of Akron.

In addition to having served on the advisory editorial board of H-German, she has co-edited H-Travel with Bertram Gordon since May 2003.


  • Nazi Empire: German Imperialism and Colonialism from Bismarck to Hitler (Cambridge: Cambridge Unviersity Press, 2011).
  • Strength through Joy: Consumerism and Mass Tourism in the third Reich (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004).
  • The Sanctity of Rural Life: Nobility, Protestantism, and Nazism in Weimar Germany (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995).
  • The Confessing Church, Conservative Elites and the Nazi State (Lewiston and Queenston: Edwin Mellen Press, 1986).