Loyola University Maryland

Department of History

Dr. Willeke Sandler

Willeke SandlerAssistant Professor
Office: Humanities 314

Curriculum Vitae


Willeke Sandler is a historian of modern Germany. She graduated with a B.A. in History from New York University and a M.A. in History with a Certificate in Historical Agencies and Administration from Northeastern University, before receiving her Ph.D. in History from Duke University. Her research interests include public culture and expressions of race and nationalism in Nazi Germany and in twentieth-century Germany more broadly, imperialism in European culture, and the relationship between visual culture, public history, and nationalism. She is currently completing a book manuscript on the public activities of colonial lobbying organizations in Nazi Germany, which tells the paradoxical story of colonialists’ construction of a German national character driven by overseas imperialism despite the absence of a colonial reality.

Areas of Specialization

  • Modern Germany
  • Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
  • Visual culture
  • Public history
  • Cultural history


  • HS 101 The Making of the Modern World: Europe
  • HS 318 Creation of Modern Germany, 1770-1992
  • HS 319 Nazi Germany and the Holocaust