Christoph Nitschke

Visiting Fellow

German Historical Institute Washington
1607 New Hampshire Ave NW | Washington DC 20009

Biographical Summary

Chris Nitschke is a postdoctoral visiting fellow at the GHI from January to June 2023. He is a historian of U.S. power in its economic, diplomatic, and cultural facets in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. He has published in the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History, and Diplomatic History. His current book project Boom and Bust Diplomacy: The Transatlantic Financial Reconstruction of the United States, 1862-1878 is under contract with Columbia University Press.

Chris has last been a visiting lecturer in business history at the University of Stuttgart and a non-stipendiary research fellow at the Rothermere American Institute. In 2021-22, he was a John F. Kennedy Memorial fellow at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University. He received his D.Phil. (Ph.D.) from the University of Oxford in June 2020.

Main Areas of Interest

  • United States History (c. 1837-1945)
  • Diplomatic History
  • History of Political Economy
  • History of Capitalism