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Alexander Karn

Assistant Professor of History
History, 327 Alumni Hall
p 315-228-7514

Degree

BA, UCLA, 1993; MA, Central European University, 1998; MA (1998), PhD (2006), Claremont University

Teaching Experience

  • Visiting assistant professor, history/peace and conflict studies, 2007-2011
  • Lecturer, Department of History, California State University, Fullerton, 2000-2007

Specialties

Modern European history (political, cultural, and intellectual); historical justice and reconciliation

Interests

The politics of history in contemporary societies; historical justice in transitional regimes; the role of historical commissions in conflict mediation and reconciliation.

Publications

• Taking Wrongs Seriously: Apologies and Reconciliation (Edited with Elazar Barkan), Stanford University Press, 2006
•  "Depolarizing the Past: The Role of Historical Commissions in Conflict Mediation and Reconciliation," Journal of International Affairs, vol. 60, no. 1 (2006): 31-50.


Distinctions

Outstanding Part-Time Faculty Award, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Cal State Fullerton, 2006-2007.