Dr. Gerald Steinacher

Tel. (USA): (001)-202-368-4456
E-Mail: Gerald.J.Steinacher@uibk.ac.at
E-Mail: Steinacher@fas.harvard.edu



Education and Work Experience

  • 2009-2011 Visiting Scholar and currently Joseph A. Schumpeter Research Fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University
  • 2008 to present affiliate at the Institute of Contemporary Studies, University of Innsbruck
  • 2006 Research Fellow at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C.
  • 2000 to present: Historian and archivist at the State Archives of Bolzano (Italy), Lecturer at the Universities of Innsbruck, Luzern and Munich
  • Universities of Innsbruck, Trento and New Orleans, BA Degree Program in History and Political Science, Mag. phil. (M.A.) 1995, Dr. phil. (Ph.D.) 1999  

Fields of Research and Teaching

Modern Europe with emphasis on Germany, Austria, Hungary and Italy, Holocaust, National Socialism, Fascism, Colonialism, Intelligence Studies, Ethnic minorities, Early Cold War 

Professional Services

  • 2006-2009 Researcher for the German Commission of Historians/German Foreign Office Berlin
  • Co-organizer of the Pragser Zeitgeschichtstage (Pragser Wildsee/South Tyrol)
  • Co-editor of the Journal Geschichte und Region/Storia e Regione (Bozen/Bolzano)
  • Reviewer for the Journal Contemporary Austrian Studies
  • Reviewer for the Journal Zeitgeschichte 

Honors, Awards & Fellowships
  • 2010-2011 „Joseph A. Schumpeter-Professor“ (Research Fellowship) of the Schumpeter-Society, Vienna
  • 2006 Research Fellowship, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • 1999 Ludwig-Jedlička-Price (Vienna) for the Dissertation (Ph.D.)
  • 1995–1996 Graduate Assistantship, University of New Orleans, USA
  • Research Grants from the Austrian Ministry of Science and the Italian Foreign Office 


  • International Intelligence History Association
  • Austrian Center for Intelligence, Propaganda and Security Studies
  • American Historical Association
  • American Society of Church History
  • Arbeitsgruppe Geschichte und Region/Storia e Regione 

Selected Publications

  • Nazis on the run. How Hitler's Henchmen Fled Justice, Oxford University Press 2011
  • Nazis auf der Flucht. Wie Kriegsverbrecher über Italien nach Übersee entkamen, Frankfurt a. M. 2010
  • with Mattioli, Aram (Eds.), Für den Faschismus bauen. Architektur und Städtebau im Italien Mussolinis, Zürich 2009
  • (Ed.), Tra Duce, Führer e Negus. L’Alto Adige e la guerra d'Abissinia 1935–1941, Trento 2008
  • Südtirol und die Geheimdienste 1943–1945, Innsbruck-Vienna-Bozen 2000

Detailed curriculum vitae and list of publications http://www.steinacher.it
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