Wiesen, S. Jonathan 1968-

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WIESEN, S. Jonathan 1968-


Born June 26, 1968, in Cambridge, MA; son of David S. (a classicist and professor) and Ellen E. (Cohen) Wiesen; married Natasha P. Zaretsky, July 15, 2001; children: Daniel Zaretsky. Education: Attended University of Sussex, 1988-89; University of California—Berkeley, B.A. (with highest distinction), 1990; Brown University, M.A., 1991, Ph.D., 1998.


Home—506 West Pecan St., Carbondale, IL 62901. Office—Department of History, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901; fax: 618-453-5440. E-mail—[email protected].


Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, visiting assistant professor, 1997-98; Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, assistant professor, 1998-2003, associate professor of history, 2003—. Guest teacher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Florida Atlantic University, 2002; conference and workshop presenter; public lecturer in the United States and Germany; guest on radio programs; media consultant on topics in German history.


American Historical Association, German Studies Association, Business History Conference, Working Group on Big Business and National Socialism (Germany), Working Group for the Critical History of Business and Industry (Germany), Phi Beta Kappa.


Grants from German Academic Exchange Service, 1992, for Goethe Institute in Germany, and 2000; ORDA special research fellowship, 1999-2001; J. Walter Thompson research fellow, John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising, and Marketing, Duke University, 2000; Hagley Museum Prize, best book in business history, 2002, for West German Industry and the Challenge of the Nazi Past, 1945-1955.


West German Industry and the Challenge of the Nazi Past, 1945-1955, University of North Carolina Press (Chapel Hill, NC), 2001.

Contributor to books, including The German Chemical Industry in the Twentieth Century, edited by John E. Lesch, Kluwer Academic Publishers (Dordrecht, Netherlands), 2000; The Work of Memory: New Directions in the Study of German Society and Culture, edited by Alon Confino and Peter Fritzsche, University of Illinois Press (Urbana, IL), 2002; Consuming Germany in the Cold War: Consumption and National Identity in East and West Germany, 1949-1989, edited by David F. Crew, Berg Publishers (New York, NY), 2003; and Coping with the Nazi Past: West German Debates on Nazism and Generational Conflict, 1955-1975, edited by Alan Steinweis and Philipp Gassert, Berghahn Books (New York, NY), in press. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Journal of Holocaust Education, Journal of Contemporary History, Dimensions: Journal of Holocaust Studies, and Central European History.


The Nazi Marketplace: Public Relations and Capitalism in the Third Reich, completion expected in 2005; research on the history of public relations, fears of "the masses" in modern Europe, and historical memory.