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Todd GoehleEducation:
M.A., History, University of Toronto, 2002
B.A., History, State University of New York at Geneseo, 2002

Modern Europe: German History. Cultural History, Media. Violence, Collective Memory


Todd Goehle

Advisor: Professor Wulf Kansteiner

My dissertation examines the mass media representations of West Germany's "1968," the "afterlives" of these representations in the West German print media, and their effects on a host of West German interests in the 1960s and 1970s, including publishers, editors, and newsworkers; national and local politicians; social and student activists; and finally audiences. From this work, I pursue larger questions concerning media history, the history of social movements, processes of collective memory production, and theories about violence.


Visualizing "1968:" Media, Memory, and Institutional Change in West Germany, 1967-1977.


  • Goehle, Todd Michael. "Challenging Television's Revolution.' Media Representations of 1968 protest in West German Television and Tabloids." In "The Revolution will not be Televised:" Media and Protest Movements, edited by Kathrin Fahlenbrach, Erling Sivertsen, Rolf Werenskjold. 217-233. New York: Berghahn, 2014.
  • Goehle, Todd Michael. Review of Places of Memory in Modern China: History, Politics, and Identity, Marc-Andre Matten, ed. Frontiers of History in China 8:3 (2013), 461-464.
  • Goehle, Todd Michael. "Vigilance, Vigilantism, and the Role of the Citizen in combating German Terror, 1967-1977."Re-Visioning Terrorism: An Interdisciplinary and International Conference, edited by Ben Lawton and Elena Coda. (West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 2011). Purdue University E-Pubs.
  • Goehle, Todd Michael. "Embracing Revolution to Reinforce Consensus? Uses and Representations of the Prague Spring in the West German Tabloid Press of 1968." In 1968: Societies in Global Crisis: A Global Perspective, edited by Patrick Dramé and Jean Lamarre. 123-136. Montreal: Presses Universitaires de Laval, 2010.


  • "Making Sense of Student Unrest: Springer Verlag and the Study of Dissent in West Germany's '1968." Conference of the New York State Association of European Historians. SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo New York. (3-4 September 2014)
  • "Media, Advocacy, and Access: Rudi Dutschke and the Politics Commemorating West Germany's '1968.' Making Sense of Memory and History, Pre-Conference of the International Communication Association. Seattle, Washington. (22-23 May 2014)
  • "Roundtable Participant: The Afterlives of 60s Media in Germany." National Conference of the Popular Culture/American Culture Associations. Washington DC .(27-30 March 2013)
  • "Letters, Surveys, and West German Media Users' Engagements with the NS-Zeit in 1968." Thirty-Sixth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (5 October 2012)
  • "Print Capitalism or Media Capitalism? A Reading of the Current Scholarship on India, China, and the Eastern Mediterranean." Asia at Work and Play: New York State Conference on Asian Studies 2011. University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York. (16 September 2011)
  • "Vigilance, Vigilantism, and the Role of the Citizen in combating German Terror, 1967-1977." Re-Visioning Terrorism: An Interdisciplinary and International Conference. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. (8 September 2011)
  • "Negotiating the Past to Understand the Present: Terrorism, Media, and Memories of Student Activism in West Germany, 1967-1977." Thirty-Fourth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association. Oakland, California. (9 October 2010)
  • "Bikers, Brawlers, and Bild-Zeitung: Rockers and Moral Panics in late 1960s Hamburg." Fourth Annual American-Canadian Conference (ACC) in German and European History. Canisius College, Buffalo, New York. (9 April 2010)
  • "Death Wish, transnational publics, and gendered solutions for West German criminality and terror." "An Excess of the Women's Emancipation?" Terrorism, Gender and Society in the 1970's in a Transnational and Interdisciplinary Perspective. Zentrum für Medien und Interaktivität/Historisches Institut, University of Gießen, Germany. (28 January 2010)
  • "Bikers, Brawlers, and Bolsheviks: Hamburg 'Rockers' and the moral panic of 1968." The Twenty-Third Annual Conference of the International Association for Media and History. Department of History and Welsh History, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom. (10 July 2009).
  • "Challenging Television's Revolutions: Politics, Economics, and Vision in Tabloid Representations of West German Social Protest, 1967-1968." "The Revolution will not be televised?' Media and Protest Movements after 1945. The Marie Curie Research Network "European Protest Movements since 1945" and the Faculty of Media and Journalism, Volda University College, Volda, Norway. (26 November 2008)
  • "Embracing Revolution to Reinforce Consensus? Uses and Representations of the Prague Thaw in the West German Tabloid Press: 1967-1969." 1968: Societies in Global Crisis: A Global Perspective. Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec. (14 November 2008)

Teaching Credentials:

SUNY Geneseo
History 393: Senior Year History Honors Thesis
History 388: Twentieth Century Europe and the Globe
History 339: The French Revolution
History 288 Exp: The Global 1960s
History 288 Exp: Twentieth Century Global History
History 288 Exp: European History and Film
History 288 Exp: German History and Film after World War I
History 288 Exp: History of Twentieth Century German Mass Media
History 288 Exp: Media, Memory, and Trauma in Modern Europe
History 220: Introduction to History: Methods in Visual Culture
History 203: Biography: Lenin, Fanon, and Meinhof
History 205: The World since 1945
History 106: Europe since 1600
Interdepartmental 105: German History, Media, and Terror: First Year Writing Seminar

SUNY Binghamton
History 591: The Teaching of College History
History 386H: Discipline and Surveillance in Modern Societies
History 386B: Global Histories of Terrorism

Teaching Awards:

Joseph O'Brien Award for Excellence in Part-time Teaching, SUNY Geneseo (2013)
Graduate Excellence in Teaching Award, SUNY Binghamton (2008-2009)
Nominated, Graduate Excellence in Teaching Award, SUNY Binghamton, (2007-2008)

Scholarship Awards:

Faculty Travel Grant, SUNY Geneseo (2009, 2010, 2011, 2014)
Graduate School Conference and Research Travel Fund Grant, Graduate School Organization, SUNY Binghamton (2010)
Graduate Travel Grant, SUNY Binghamton (2009)
Dissertation Year Fellowship, SUNY Binghamton (2008)
Melvyn Dubofsky Travel Scholarship, SUNY Binghamton (2007)
Rosa Colecchio Travel Award, SUNY Binghamton (2007)
Kramer Travel Scholarship, SUNY Binghamton (2006)

Finalist: Fulbright Scholarship, Germany (2007)

Last Updated: 8/12/16