Catherine Dollard is a historian of modern Europe with particular interest in the history of Imperial Germany. She teaches courses on modern Europe, modern Germany, gender history, World War I, Eastern Europe, and Myth & Personality in 19th-century Europe. Professor Dollard’s research engages historical questions related to gender, social movements, cultural identity, and the impact of war upon society. Her 2009 book, The Surplus Woman: Unmarried in Imperial Germany, 1871-1918 (Berghahn), examines the ways in which anxiety over female marital status served as a central leitmotif in the culture and society of the Kaiserreich.
Dr. Dollard has published articles in German Studies Review, Women’s History Review, and Women in Germany, and has been the recipient of a Chancellor’s Fellowship and a Renewal Grant from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, a Robert C. Good Fellowship, a Lilly Faculty Foundation Fellowship, and a Mellon Faculty Career Enhancement Grant. She is currently serving in an administrative role as the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs.