Adam A Blackler
Adam Blackler is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of History at the University of Minnesota. His dissertation, “Heathens, ‘Hottentots,’ and Heimat: Colonial Contact and the Formation of German Identity in Southwest Africa, 1842-1919,” analyzes how colonial encounters in Southwest Africa led Germans to fashion an imperial image of the Heimat ideal. He has presented his research at numerous national and international conferences, including the German Studies Association, the Freie Universität zu Berlin, and the Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar organized by the German Historical Institute. His research has been funded by a variety of organizations, including the Department of History and College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, the Deutsche Akademische Austauschienst (DAAD), and the Central European History Society (Columbia University).