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Trauschweizer, Ingo


Ohio University, United States


Max Weber alumnus

Department of History and Civilization

Cohort(s): 2008/2009

Ph.D. Institution

University of Maryland, United States


Ingo Trauschweizer holds a Ph.D. in International and Diplomatic History from the University of Maryland, where he also earned an M.A. In addition, he studied at Eberhard-Karls University, Tübingen, Germany. He has taught at the University of Maryland, as a Lecturer and Teaching Assistant, and has also been a visiting professor at Norwich University and New Mexico Tech. His monograph The Cold War U.S. Army: Building Deterrence for Limited War has been published by the University Press of Kansas in 2008.
Ingo’s current research focuses on the comparative study of war, state, society, and militarism in Germany and the United States. In his first book he analyzed the role of the U.S. Army in national and NATO strategy during the Cold War as well as its evolution from a conventional force to one that was prepared for conventional and nuclear war. His articles have appeared in Cold War History and The Journal of Military History.
Ingo Trauschweizer has received a Marshall/Baruch Fellowship from the George C. Marshall Foundation, a General and Mrs. Matthew B. Rigdway Grant from the Department of the Army, research grants from several presidential libraries in the United States, and grants and fellowships from Norwich University’s faculty development program, the Department of History at the University of Maryland, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He has won First Prize in the 2005-6 Cold War Essay Contest of the John A. Adams Center for Military History and Strategic Analysis and received two awards for his teaching service at the University of Maryland.

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