Jennifer Gramer


Advisor: Rudy J. Koshar
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

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My interests lie at the intersection of art, architectural, cultural, and social history of Germany during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Broadly, I am drawn to the relationship between art, architecture, and politics under the Third Reich. More specifically, I am interested in the afterlife of art, architecture, and cultural relics relating to Nazism in post-1945 Germany, and how memories and treatment of these physical objects by governmental and cultural institutions have shaped the concept of “coming to terms with the past” in a post-unification, democratic Germany.


M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., Syracuse University


  • European History

MA Title

  • “‘Can Stones Be Guilty?’: The Former Nazi Reichsbank Building and its Rededication as the Auswärtiges Amt in Berlin.”

Working Dissertation Title

  • “Monuments of German Baseness”: The Legacy of Nazi-Era Art in Germany and the United States from 1945 to the Present “


  • Mellon-Wisconsin Summer Fellowship (Summer 2017)
  • Center for German and European Studies/DAAD Research Fellow (Fall 2016)
  • Kaplan Award for Research on Social Justice (Fall 2016)
  • Center for German and European Studies Fellowship for Dissertation Research (Fall 2016, Fall 2014)
  • Fulbright Scholarship (Fall 2014-2015)
  • DAAD Intensive German Language Study Grant (Summer 2013)
  • University Fellow (2011-present)
  • Morgridge Fellow (Fall 2011-Spring 2012)
  • University Scholar, Syracuse University (Spring 2010)
  • College Marshal for the 2010 College of Arts and Sciences graduating class, Syracuse University (Spring 2010)
  • Remembrance Scholar, Syracuse University (Fall 2009)
  • Coronat Scholar, Syracuse University (Fall 2006-Spring 2010)
  • Orlin Prize for Outstanding Thesis, Syracuse University (Spring 2010)
  • Marquardt Prize for Outstanding History Thesis, Syracuse University (Spring 2010)
  • Hotchkiss Distinguished Historian Award, Syracuse University (Spring 2010)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Historical Association
  • German Studies Association
  • Central European History Society

Courses Taught as TA

  • History 119: Europe 1500-1815
  • History 124: Britain since 1688
  • History 357: The Second World War