Molly J. Loberg

Molly Loberg

Associate Professor

Fields

  • Modern European History
  • Germany
  • 19th- and 20th-century Europe
  • Urban History
  • Consumer Culture

Contact Information


Education

  • Princeton University, PhD
  • Princeton University, MA
  • Pacific Lutheran University, BA in History and German

Selected Awards, Honors and Fellowships

  • History Article Prize 2013, Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, for best article by a woman historian in all fields.  Awarded May 2014.
  • Returning Fellow Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.  Spring 2012. 
  • Faculty of the Year Award, granted by Phi Alpha Theta Honors Society, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California.  2010-2011.
  • President’s Service Learning Award, granted by President Armstrong of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California.  2010-2011.
  • State Faculty Support Grant, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California. Fall Quarter 2008, Fall Quarter 2011.
  • Charlotte Elizabeth Procter Honorific Fellowship, The Graduate School, Princeton University. 2004-2005. 
  • German Chancellor Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.  2003-2004. 
  • Berlin Program Award, Social Science Research Council (SSRC).  2003-2004 (declined). 
  • Graduate Research Grant, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD).  2003-2004 (declined). 
  • Rollins Prize, Department of History, Princeton University.  2002-2003.
  • Davis Merit Award, Department of History, Princeton University.  2000-2001, 2001-2002. 
  • Fulbright Award, Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.  Award to Freiburg, Germany.  1998-1999. 

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • “The Fortress Shop: Consumer Culture, Violence, and Security in Weimar Berlin.” Journal of Contemporary History 49/4 (October 2014): 675-701.
  • “The Streetscape of Economic Crisis: Politics, Commerce, and Urban Space in Interwar Berlin.” The Journal of Modern History 85/2 (June 2013): 364-402.  Winner of the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians’ Award for Best Article of 2013.
  • “The Fortress Shop: Consumer Culture, Violence, and Security in Weimar and Nazi-era Berlin.” Invited talk atWerkstatt zur Stadtgeschichte, Freie Universität, Berlin/Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam.  May 4, 2012.
  • “Plünderungen in Berlin der Weimarer Zeit.” Invited talk at Forschungskolloquium, Europäische Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.  May 2, 2012.
  • “Down and Out in Berlin: Patterns of Consumption and Violence in Berlin’s Scheunenviertel after the First World War,” Conference Paper at the Association for Jewish Studies, Los Angeles, California, December 20-22, 2009.
  • “Rogue Pasters and Revolution: Political and Commercial Advertising and the Transformation of Public Space: 1848, 1918, 1933.” Conference Paper at the German Studies Association, St. Paul, Minnesota, 0ctober 2-5, 2008.
  • “Crowd Control: Policing Politics and Commerce on the Streets of Interwar Berlin.” Conference Paper at the German Studies Association Annual Conference, San Diego, California, October 4-7, 2007.
  • “Paper Revolutions: The Transformation of Print Culture and Public Space in Berlin, 1848-1918-1933.”  Paper presentation at the Navigating Texts and Contexts Conference for the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 2005.

Organizational Memberships

German Studies Association 

Courses

  • HIST 100 - Introduction to the Study and Practice of History
  • HIST 110 - Western Civilization
  • HIST 111 - Western Civilization
  • HIST 303 - Writing Seminar: Global Consumer Culture
  • HIST 318 - The City in the Modern World
  • HIST 437 - Nazi Germany
  • HIST 441 - Europe between the World Wars, 1914-1945
  • HIST 460 and 461 - Senior Project
  • HIST 467 - Internship

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