Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
European War and Society, German history and Transnational history
Dr. Seipp’s research focuses on war and social change in modern Germany, particularly the period since 1945. His recent publications include a book, Strangers in the Wild Place: Refugees, Americans, and a German Town, 1945-1952 (Bloomington, 2013) and two articles: “Buchenwald Stories: Testimony, Military History, and the American Encounter with the Holocaust” in the Journal of Military History (July 2015) and “The Driftwood of War: The US Army, Expellees, and West German Society, 1945-1952” in War and Society (October 2013).
He is currently working on two research projects. The first is a social history of the American military presence in the Federal Republic of Germany from 1945-1995. The second examines the role of testimony in shaping narratives of concentration camp liberation in the United States and Germany.
Seipp’s research has been funded by the Fulbright Program, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), German Marshall Fund, German Historical Institute – Washington, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
He currently serves as a DAAD Research Ambassador and is the 2015-16 A.I. and Manet Schepps Foundation Teaching Fellow of the USC Shoah Foundation.