Faculty


Walter D. Kamphoefner

Professor and OAH Distinguished Lecturer, 2012-2013

Walter D. Kamphoefner

Specialty:

19th-century U.S., American Immigration, Urban, and Quantitative Methods

Biography:

Walter D. Kamphoefner earned his Ph.D. at University of Missouri-Columbia in 1978 and came to TAMU in 1988, where he is now Professor of History. He teaches in the fields of immigration, urbanization, and quantitative methods. He has published widely in the field of immigration and ethnicity, with articles in four languages and three books out in both German and English. One of the pioneers of transatlantic linkage studies with his monograph The Westfalians: From Germany to Missouri (Princeton, 1987), he has now embarked on a larger project involving overseas tracing to multiple destinations, supported by an APS Sabbatical Fellowship last year. Other research interests include bilingual education and the immigrant language transition.

Publications:

Germans in the Civil War Germans in the Civil War

Westfalen in der Neuen Welt: Eine Sozialgeschichte der
          Auswanderung im 19. Jahrhundert Westfalen in der Neuen Welt: Eine Sozialgeschichte der Auswanderung im 19. Jahrhundert

Deutsche in Amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg Deutsche in Amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg

German-American Immigration and Ethnicity in Comparative
         Perspective German-American Immigration and Ethnicity in Comparative Perspective