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Brian Puaca

Department of History

Brian Puaca


McMurran Hall 317
(757) 594-7225


  • Ph D in History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MA in Modern European History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BA in History and Germanic Studies, Indiana University


20th Century Germany; Modern France; European Film; Postwar Europe


Modern Germany; History of Education; Democratization; Memory; Comics


Brian M. Puaca is an historian whose research focuses on modern German history. His book, Learning Democracy: Education Reform in West Germany, 1945-1965, received the New Scholar's Award from the American Educational Research Association (Division F). He has published articles and chapters on school reform, textbooks, democratization, and memory. He is currently working on a new project examining the history of education in East Germany following World War II.

He teaches courses on German, French, and Cold War history as well as European film. Additionally, he teaches a new course on the history of comic books and American society.

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