Dr. Nils Roemer

Professor of history

Stan and Barbara Rabin Professor in Holocaust Studies

Roemer is affiliated with the University's Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, which offers graduate seminars, an annual conference and lecture series, and an extensive library for scholars.

Roemer's research interests lie in the fields of modern and Jewish history, with a specific emphasis on German-Jewish history. He has a particular interest in cultural and intellectual history. Roemer offers graduate supervision in the areas of modern European and modern Jewish history, literature, art and philosophy.

Roemer arrived at UT Dallas in the fall of 2006 after teaching for six years at the University of Southampton, England. During the last few years, Nils Roemer has presented papers at various international conferences, organized several conferences and published numerous books and articles.

He is the author of the recent books Jewish Scholarship and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Germany: Between History and Faith (2005) and German City – Jewish Memory: The Story of Worms (2010).

He is also co-editor of many publications including German History from the Margins (2006); Crossing the Atlantic: Travel and Travel Writing in Modern Times (2011); and Longing, Belonging, and the Making of Jewish Consumer Culture (2011).

Roemer received his master's degree from the University of Hamburg in history, literature and philosophy and his PhD in history from Columbia University.

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A donation from the Edward and Wilhelmina Ackerman Foundation in November 2007 created the professorship. Roemer was appointed in September 2010. The position supports the scholarly, educational and community outreach activities of an internationally recognized scholar of Holocaust studies and the related aspects of European and American history, including literature, culture and politics that form the context of the Holocaust.


Roemer is the author of the recent books Jewish Scholarship and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Germany: Between History and Faith (2005) and German City, Jewish Memory: The Story of Worms (2010).


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