Join us for an evening with Barbara Schmitter Heisler who will discuss her recent book on German prisoners of war who were interned in the U.S. and who later became American citizens. The lecture will explain why so many German prisoners of war, after benevolent treatment on U.S. soil, later decided to immigrate to this country; Dr. Heisler will present a number of case studies of Germans whom she was able to interview.
The speaker is a sociologist who has taught at Gettysburg College and has done research in Europe and the United States, much of it in the field of international migration. Her work has been supported by a variety of fellowships and grants, including those from the Social Science Research Council and the German Marshall Fund of the United States and awarded the Berlin Prize by the American Academy in Berlin.
Book talk: From German Prisoner of War to American Citizen: A Social History with 35 Interviews (Jefferson, NC and London, McFarland & Co, 2013)
Date: March 17, 2014 7:00 p.m.
Location: Penn Hall Lyceum
THE SOCIOLOGY DEPARTMENT & THE SOCIOLOGICAL EXPERIENCE
PARTNERED WITH THE GERMAN STUDIES DEPARTMENT, PEACE & JUSTICE STUDIES,
AND GLOBALIZATION STUDIES