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Gerd J. Horten

Professor of History Department of History College of Theology, Arts, & Sciences
Office: George R. White Library & Learning Center 315J Phone: 503-493-6225
PhD History, University of California at Berkeley, 1994
MA History, University of Oregon, 1986
BA Universitaet Heidelberg, Germany, 1984

Prior to coming to Concordia University, Professor Gerd Horten taught at U.C. Berkeley, St. Mary's College, the University of San Francisco and Menlo School. His professional interests focus on American and international history, particularly the interaction between politics and media. His first book, Radio Goes to War: The Cultural Politics of Propaganda During World War II, was published by the University of California Press in 2002. He is now working on a study of American-German relations in the 1970s as well as continues to pursue research on the media's role during wartime from World War II through the Iraq War. Currently, Professor Horten teaches courses in American history, media and film studies, international relations as well as general humanities survey classes.