Stephen Milder (Groningen)

Dr. Stephen H. Milder
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

 

Stephen Milder: “Petra Kelly: Revolutionary Heroine in an Age of Grassroots Politics” (Abstract)

 

Employment

2015 – currently Assistant Professor of Politics and Society at the Department of European Languages and Cultures, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
2014 – 2015 Lecturer (Department of History) at the Rutgers State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick (NJ)
2014 – 2015 Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis
2013 – 2014 Adjunct Assistant Professor (Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures) at Duke University, Durham (NC)
2012 – 2014 Visiting Assistant Professor (Department of History) at Duke University, Durham (NC)
2012 – 2013 Visiting Lecturer (Department of History) at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)

Education

2012 PhD in Global History, fields in Modern Europe and Modern US at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Dissertation: “‘Today the Fish, Tomorrow Us’: Anti-Nuclear Activism in the
Rhine Valley and Beyond, 1970-1979”, Supervised by Dr. Konrad H. Jarausch.
2008 MA in Global History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2004 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
AB cum laude in Social Studies, citations in German and Russian, June

Courses Taught

2016 “Studying Europe” at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
“European Politics and Society” at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
“Power and the Nation State” at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
“European (Dis)Integration” at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
2015 “The Long Last European Century” at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
“Germany since 1871” at Rutgers State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick (NJ)
2014 “Introduction to the History of Human Rights and Social Movements” at Duke University, Durham (NC)
“Green Germany: World Leader in Environmental Policy” at Duke University, Durham (NC)
2013 “Germany Confronts the Holocaust” at Duke University, Durham (NC)
“Twentieth Century Europe” at Duke University, Durham (NC)
“Borders and Migration in Postwar Europe” at Duke University, Durham (NC)
“Society and Culture of Postwar Germany” at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)
2012 “Weimar and Nazi Germany” at Duke University, Durham (NC)
“The European Union” at Duke University, Durham (NC)
“The World Since 1945” at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)

Publications

 Monograph Greening Democracy: The Anti-Nuclear Movement and Political Environmentalism in West Germany and Beyond, 1968 – 1983. In production with Cambridge University Press, publication planned for May 2017.
Special Journal Issue Green Politics in Germany. Co-edited with Konrad Jarausch. German Politics & Society, Vol. 33, No. 4 (Winter 2015).
Journal Articles “From Wyhl to Wall Street: Occupation and the many meanings of ‘single issue’ protest.” Forthcoming in Moving the Social, No. 55 (2016).
“Introduction: Renewing Democracy: The Rise of Green Politics in West Germany.” Co-authored with Konrad Jarausch. German Politics & Society, Vol. 33, No. 4 (Winter 2015): 3 – 24.
“The New Watch on the Rhine: Transnational Cooperation, Popular Protest, and the Rise of West Germany’s Green Movement.” German Politics & Society , Vol. 33, No. 4 (Winter 2015): 25 – 39.
“Between Grassroots Activism and Transnational Aspirations: Anti-Nuclear Protest from the Rhine Valley to the Bundestag.” Historical Social Research, Vol. 39, No. 1 (2014): 191 – 211.
“Harnessing the energy of the anti-nuclear activist: How Young European Federalists built on Rhine Valley protest, 1974 – 1977.” Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, Vol. 9, No. 1 – 2 (Spring 2010): 119 – 133.
“Thinking Globally, Acting (Trans-)Locally: Petra Kelly and the Transnational Roots of West German Green Politics.” Central European History, Vol. 43, No. 2 (June 2010): 301 – 326. *Winner of the Council for European Studies First Article Prize.
Book Chapters “Protest and Participation: Democratic Praxis in the Federal Republic, 1968 – 1983.” Forthcoming in Michael Meng and Adam Seipp, editors. Modern Germany in Transatlantic Perspective. New York: Berghahn Books.
“‘Ein [grenzüberschreitendes] Entscheidungsschlacht gegen Atomkraftwerke’: Die grüne Wahlkampagne(n) für das europäische Parlament in Westdeutschland und Frankreich in 1979.” Forthcoming in Birgit Metzger, Annette Lensing, and Olivier Hanse, editors. Die Ökologie im linken und rechten Spektrum: Konvergenzen und Divergenzen zwischen Deutschland und Frankreich von 1970 bis heute. Hamburg: Peter Lang, 2017.
“From anti-nuke to Ökopax: 1970s Anti-Reactor Activism, and the Emergence of
West Germany’s Mass Movement for Peace.” Forthcoming in Astrid Kirchhof and J.R. McNeill, editors. Nature Protection, Environmental Policy and Social Movements in Communist and Capitalist Countries during the Cold War. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017.
“The ‘Example of Wyhl’: How grassroots protest in the Rhine Valley shaped West Germany’s anti-nuclear movement.” In Eckart Conze, Martin Klimke, and Jeremy Varon, editors. Nuclear Threats, Nuclear Fear, and the Cold War in the 1980s. Cambridge University Press, 2016.
“An ‘Other American:’ Petra Kelly and the Power of the Green Alternative in the United States.” In Frank Reichherzer, Jan Hansen, and Christian Helm, editors. Making Sense of the Americas: How Protest Related to America in the 1980s and Beyond. Frankfurt and New York: Campus Verlag, 2015.
Encyclopedia Entries “Petra Kelly and the Transnational Roots of Green Politics.” Arcadia Environment and Society Portal. http://www.environmentandsociety.org/arcadia.
“The New Watch on the Rhine: Anti-Nuclear Protest in Baden and Alsace.” Arcadia Environment and Society Portal. http://www.environmentandsociety.org/arcadia.

Invited Talks and Lectures

2016 “Greening Democracy: Die Anti-atombewegung in Westdeutschland und Frankreich, 1968 – 1983”, Jena Center for 20th Century History Colloquium on Contemporary History. Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena (Germany)
“From Prague to Paris, Berlin to Berkeley: The Uprisings of 1968.” Scholieren Academie. Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (Netherlands)
2015 “Greening Democracy: The Anti-Nuclear Movement and Political Environmentalism in Western Europe, 1968 – 1983”, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis. New Brunswick (NJ)
2014 “Greening Democracy: How Environmental Protest Changed West German Democracy in the 1970s and 1980s”, Berlin-Brandenburg Colloquium on Environmental History. NYU Berlin (Germany)
“Caught between Nuclear Freeze and Hot Autumn: The Complicated Relationship of the German and American Peace Movements, 1979 – 1983”, Social Movements in Global Perspectives, Past – Present – Future. Ruhr University Bochum Institute for Social Movements Summer School 2014
“The Rhine and German Unification” and “Germany’s Energiewende and its Rhenish
Roots”, Duke Alumni Association, Great Journey through Europe
“‘Eine andere Wacht am Rhein:’ Lokale Anti-atomproteste und ihre Wirkungen in
der Demokratie, 1971 – 1983”, Joint Meeting of Prof. Sylvia Paletschek’s Colloquium
for Modern History and Prof. Franz-Josef Brüggemeier’s Colloquium for Economic,
Social, and Environmental History, University of Freiburg (Germany)
2013 “The September 2013 Bundestag Election and its Results in Historical Perspective”, Given in Political Science 239: Introduction to European Government. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Conference and Panel Organization

2015 Panel Organizer, “Utopia or Dystopia? Cultural Representation of Nuclear Energy in
Western European Anti-Nuclear Movements.”, Seventh Tensions of Europe
Conference, Stockholm (Sweden)
2014 Panel Organizer, “Counter-experts and the nuclear debates of the 1970s and 1980s”, German Studies Association, Kansas City (MO)
2013 Panel Organizer, “Daring more democracy, creating participatory democracy”, German Studies Association, Denver (CO)
Workshop Organizer, “Creating Participatory Democracy: Green Politics in Germany
since 1983”, Conceptualized, organized and managed scholarly and logistical elements of international workshop held at the University of North Carolina, Chapel
Hill and Duke University
2011 Panel Organizer, “Rethinking New Social Movements? New Perspectives on Anti-
Nuclear Activism in 1970s West Germany”, German Studies Association, Louisville (KY)

Conference Papers

2017 “Democracy in the Streets, Social Change in the Countryside: The post-1968 New
Left and Grassroots Visions of Political Power”, Beyond 1917: Socialism, Power, and
Social Change, Oxford University
2016 “Between Apocalypses: Chernobyl, Global Warming, and the Beginnings of Germany’s Energiewende”, Chernobyl – Turning Point or Catalyst? Heinrich-Böll Foundation, Berlin (Germany)
“Political Questions, Grassroots Answers: Creating Green Politics in Western Europe, 1975 – 1983”, Reconsidering the Political in Contemporary History. Social Practices and Material Cultures in Cold War Western Europe. Humboldt University,
Berlin (Germany)
2015 “‘Ein [grenzüberschreitendes] Entscheidungsschlacht gegen Atomkraftwerke’: Die grüne Wahlkampagne(n) für das europäische Parlament in Westdeutschland und Frankreich in 1979″, Die Ökologie im linken und rechten Spektrum: Konvergenzen und Divergenzen zwischen Deutschland und Frankreich von 1970 bis heute. Université de Lorraine, Metz and Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken (Germany)
“Women’s Role in Rhenish Anti-Reactor Protest and the Reform of Christian Democratic Politics in West Germany”, Women and Christian Democracy. Istituto Luigi Sturzo, Rome (Italy)
“Utopia or Dystopia? Cultural Representation of Nuclear Energy in Western European Anti-Nuclear Movements”, Seventh Tensions of Europe Conference. Stockholm (Sweden)
“From anti-nuke to Ökopax: Anti-Reactor Activism and the Emergence of a Mass Peace Movement in West Germany, 1975 – 1983”, Nature Protection, Environmental
Policy and Social Movements in Communist and Capitalist Countries during the Cold
War. German Historical Institute, Washington (DC)
2014 “‘Today the Fish, Tomorrow Us:’ The Threatened Upper Rhine and the Grassroots Origins of Anti-Nuclear Activism”, Transformations of the Ecology Movement: From
the Limits of Growth (1972) to the Rio Conference (1992). Archiv Grünes Gedächtnis, Berlin (Germany)
“The Facts” and Foul Weather: Creating counter-expertise and fostering public participation in 1970s Rhenish anti-reactor activism”, German Studies Association.
Kansas City (MO)
A Different Watch on the Rhine:’ Borders and the transnational roots of antinuclear activism”, Southeast German Studies Workshop, Davidson College
“From anti-nuke to Ökopax: Anti-Reactor Activism and the Emergence of a Mass Peace Movement in West Germany, 1975 – 1983.” The Pacification(?) of post-World
War II Europe. Continuity and breaks in mentalities and politics. German Historical Institute, Warsaw (Poland)
2013 “From Protest to Participation: Practicing Democracy in 1970s West Germany”, German Studies Association, Denver (CO)
Commentation on “Nuclear accidents and policy responses in Europe: Comparing the cases of France and Germany” by Ortwin Renn, M Brooke Rogers, Kristian Krieger, and Ragnar Löfstedt. Recalibrating Risk. Duke University, Durham (NC)
“Beyond the New Watch on the Rhine: Grassroots Anti-Nuclear Activism and the
National Ramifications of Transnational Cooperation, 1974 – 1979.” The 7th Biennial
European Society for Environmental History Conference – Circulating Natures: Food-Water-Energy, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Munich (Germany)
“Petra Kelly and the Power of the Green Alternative in the United States”, Making sense of America: Representations of the Americas in the 1980s West European Protest Movements and their Aftermath. Humboldt University, Berlin (Germany)
“The New Watch on the Rhine: Trans-National Cooperation, Popular Protest, and the Rise of West Germany’s Green Movement”, Creating Participatory Democracy:
Green Politics in Germany since 1983. Duke University and the University of North
Carolina, Chapel Hill
2012 “Petra Kelly and the American Peace Movement”, Confronting US Power after the
Vietnam War: Transnational and International Perspectives on Peace Movements,
Diplomacy, and the Law, 1975‒2012, Centre for Peace History, University of Sheffield
“Petra Kelly and the Power of the West German Green Alternative in American Politics”, More Atlantic Crossings: Europe’s Role in an Entangled History of the World, 1950s – 1970s, The German Historical Institute, Washington (DC)
“From Wyhl to Brokdorf, from Tahrir Square to Zuccotti Park: Occupation as an Engine for the Expansion of Protest Movements and the Invigoration of Direct Democracy,” From Meydan Tahrir to Wisconsin: Rethinking Revolution, Democracy
and Citizenship, Cornell University, Ithaca (NY)
“Local Action and (Trans-)National Politics: Returning Grassroots Protest to the Narrative of West Germany’s Anti-Nuclear Movement”, The 34th Annual Warren and
Beatrice Susman Conference, Rutgers University
“The New Watch on the Rhine: Trans-National Cooperation, Popular Protest, and the Rise of West Germany’s Green Movement”, (Un)Bound Worlds: Rethinking Boundaries and Borders, Duke University Department of History, Durham (NC)
2011 “Left, Right, or Ahead? Rhine Valley Anti-Nuclear Activism as Popular Politics”,
German Studies Association, Louisville (KY)
“From Nuclear Fears to the Death of Democracy: How confrontation expanded the
scope of West German anti-nuclear protest”, Conflict and Confrontation: Historical
Perspectives, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)
2010 “‘Create One, Two…Many Wyhls!’: How Grassroots Protest in the Rhine Valley
Inspired the Anti-Nuclear Movement”, Accidental Armageddons: The Nuclear Crisis
and the Culture of the Second Cold War, 1975 – 1989, The German Historical Institute, Washington (DC)
2009 “‘Today the Fish, Tomorrow Us’: Anti-Nuclear Activism in the Rhine Valley and
Beyond, 1970 – 1979”, Rachel Carson Center, Munich (Germany)
“Harnessing the energy of the anti-nuclear activist: How Young European
Federalists built on Rhine Valley protest, 1974 – 1977”, Globalization and Human
Rights, Global Studies Association, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton (FL)
2008 “Thinking Globally, Acting (Trans-)Locally: Petra Kelly, Grassroots Opposition to
Nuclear Power, and the development of the German Green Movement”, Germany’s
1968: A Cultural Revolution? North Carolina German Studies, Chapel Hill (NC)
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