Professor Mary Fulbrook
20th-century German social history; structures & legacies of the Third Reich and the German Democratic Republic (GDR); longer-term German and European history in comparative perspective; the Holocaust and collective violence; historical and social theory
Mary Fulbrook studied as an undergraduate at Newnham College, Cambridge, and as a postgraduate at Harvard University, where she did her MA and PhD; she has also held a Harvard Center for European Studies Krupp Fellowship at the LSE, and a Lady Margaret Research Fellowship at New Hall (now Murray Edwards), Cambridge. Among other positions at UCL, she has served as Head of the German Department (Jan. 1995 - Sep. 2006) and on UCL Council, as well as Director of the Centre for European Studies, later the European Institute. She is currently Executive Dean of the UCL Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences. Among other professional commitments, Mary Fulbrook is a member of the Academic Advisory Board (wissenschaftliches Kuratorium) of the Memorial Foundation for the former Nazi concentration camps of Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora; and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Bundeskanzler-Willy-Brandt-Stiftung. She has previously served as a member of the Advisory Board (Beirat) of the German Historical Institute London. She has also served as Chair of the British Academy's Modern History Section. She currently serves on the Editorial Boards of German Politics and Society, and of Zeithistorische Forschungen. She was the (first female) Chair of the German History Society, and was joint Founding Editor of its journal, German History.