Shelley Baranowski


Shelley Baranowski


Professor – University of Ohio, Akron

I received my PhD in Religion from Princeton University in 1980 in the History of Christianity, although for most of my career I have taught in history departments.  In addition to parttime positions from 1980 to 1985, I taught at Kenyon College from 1985 to 1989.  From 1989 to my retirement in May 2013, I taught modern European and German history at the University of Akron.

In addition to having served on the advisory editorial board of H-German, I have 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).