A professor in History and former Director of the Dresher Center, Dr. Boehling led the International Tracing Service in Bad Arolsen Germany from 2013 to 2015. She oversaw the transformation of the ITS from an international institution that primarily served family members and survivors by investigating the fates the victims of Nazi violence, into a full scale archive and research center with more than 30 million documents about Nazi victims and the millions of post-WWII Displaced Persons. While on sabbatical in 2016, Dr.Boehling began work on a project comparing the theory and practice of denazification in the three western zones of post-WWII Germany, and as a Berlin Prize Fellow at the American Academy this past fall semester, she researched and conceptualized denazification as a form of transitional justice, giving presentations in Berlin, London, and Heidelberg and on NPR International. In addition to directing the Global Studies Program, Dr. Boehling will also direct the minor in Judaic Studies.
After a three-year stint running the International Tracing Service, the History Department welcomes back Professor Rebecca Boehling to the UMBC campus. Prof. Boehling will be teaching courses in her areas of expertise, including modern German History and the Holocaust. She also is the new Director of the Global Studies Program as well as the minor in Judaic Studies.
Read Dean Scott Caspar's announcement here: