Dr. Sarah K Danielsson, Associate Professor of History

Contact Information

Office: M-416

Office Phone: 718-281-5044

Email: SDanielsson@qcc.cuny.edu

Biography and Research Interests


Dr. Sarah Danielsson is an Associate Professor of History

She received her BA in History and Philosophy from City College (2000) and her PhD in History from the University of Minnesota (2005).

Her research and teaching interests include, modern European intellectual history, history of Nationalism and Nation-States, history of genocide, history of geography/historical geography, modern central European history, trans-national history, history of ideas.

She is an Associate Editor of Journal of Genocide Research, an international peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor and Francis, Oxford.

She helped bring a National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant to the Queensborough Holocaust Center ($500,000 grant), and during the 2012-2013 Academic Year she was in charge of the  National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) funded seminar series, entitled "Genocide, Justice and Human Rights." ($50,000 grant). She is also a recipeint of numerous PSC-CUNY research grants (ranging between $3500-$6000).

She is a member of the International Network of Genocide Scholars (INoGS), German Studies Association (GSA), American Historical Association (AHA), Society for French Historical Studies (SFHS). She is also a member of the Columbia University Faculty Seminar on Law and Politics, and the New York Area Seminar in Intellectual and Cultural History.

Courses Taught: Modern European History; Modern Western Civilizations; History of the Holocaust; History of Genocide in the Twentieth Century.


Select Recent Publications:


 The Explorer's Roadmap to National-Socialism: Sven Hedin, Geography and the Path to Genocide  (Ashgate, 2012)


"Pan-Nationalism Reframed: Nationalism, 'Diaspora,' the role of the 'Nation-State' and the Global Age," Nationalism and Globalisation (Routledge, 2011)


"Creating Genocidal Space: Geographers and the Discourse of Annihilation, 1880-1933," Space and Polity, (Routledge, 2009)


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