Mischa Honeck

PD Dr. Mischa Honeck

Research Fellow
German Historical Institute
1607 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington DC 20009
Phone +1.202.387.3355

Biographical Summary

Mischa Honeck is a research fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington DC. His main research interests are the histories of race, ethnicity, gender, and youth in the United States and the transatlantic world. He is the coeditor of Germany and the Black Diaspora: Points of Contact, 1250-1914 (Berghahn Books, 2013), More Than Victims: War and Childhood in the Age of the World Wars (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming), and the author of We Are the Revolutionists: German-Speaking Immigrants and American Abolitionists after 1848 (University of Georgia Press, 2011), which was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title. He is the author of several articles published in journals such as Geschichte und Gesellschaft, Amerikastudien, The Journal of the Early Republic, The Journal of the Civil War Era, and Diplomatic History. He has completed a book-length study of the Boy Scouts and American Empire from the Progressive Era to the early Cold War, which will be published with Cornell University Press. He is now turning his attention to the multiple uses of age as a category of historical analysis.

Main Areas of Interest

  • 19th/20th Century U.S. History
  • Transnational History
  • History of Ethnicity and Race Relations
  • Gender History
  • History of Youth, Childhood, and Age

GHI Research Project

"Our Frontier is the World: An Imperial History of the Boy Scouts of America, 1910s-1960s" (completed) more...

Professional Positions 

since 2012:Research Fellow, German Historical Institute Washington DC
2011:Visiting Research Fellow, German Historical Institute Washington DC
2008-2011Assistant Professor, Heidelberg Center for American Studies, Heidelberg University
2006-2011:Instructor (Lehrbeauftragter) at the History Department, Heidelberg University
2005-2006:Kade Heideking Fellow at the German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, and the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies, University of Wisconsin