Elizabeth Vlossak


Elizabeth Vlossak

Elizabeth Vlossak (B.A., Mount Allison; M.St., Oxford; Ph.D., Cambridge) teaches 20th-century European history, including courses on Weimar and Nazi Germany, nations and nationalism, and gender in modern European history. She has taught at the University of Ottawa and at the Queen's University International Study Centre, Herstmonceux Castle, England. Her research interests include the cultural history of the two world wars, women's history and the history of European feminisms, border studies, gender and nationalism, and memory and the politics of commemoration. She has presented her work at conferences in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand. She is currently working on a project entitled ‘Remembering Forced Conscripts: The Politics of Memory in Postwar Europe’, which focuses on French, Belgian and Luxembourger veterans of the German Wehrmacht.



2013-14 – On leave

2014-15 – HIST 1F95, ‘A Violent Century: The World since 1914’; HIST 2P53, ‘Totalitarian Temptation: Europe’s 20th Century’; HIST 3P55, ‘London, Paris, Berlin: History through the Urban Landscape’; HIST 5V12, ‘Gender and Nationalism.’


Selected publications:

Marianne or Germania? Nationalizing Women in Alsace, 1870-1946 (Oxford University Press, 2010)

‘Remembering Oradour and Struthof: How Regional Memory Challenges National Commemoration,’ in Place and Locality in Modern France, ed. Patrick Young and Philip Whalen (Bloomsbury, 2014)