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Douglas Bell

Ph.D. Student
Contact
  • (979) 845-7151
  • douglasibell@tamu.edu
  • Glasscock (History) 007
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Chair
Dr. Adam Seipp

Research Interests

My dissertation examines the politics of the environment during the American occupation of Germany from 1945 to 1955 and argues that the environment provided a space for Germans to utilize pre-war traditions and laws to contest the policies and sovereignty of the American Military Government.

Publications

  • “Occupying the Environment: German Hunters and the American Occupation” in Camilo Erlichman and Christopher Knowles, eds., Transforming Occupation in the Western Zones of Germany: Politics, Everyday Life, and Social Interactions, 1945-1955 (London: Bloomsbury, 2018):151-168.
  • “STEG and the Occupation of Germany: Demilitarization as Reconstruction, 1945-1952,” War in History Vol. 25 no. 1 (January 2018): 103-125.

Accomplishments

  • Texas A&M University Dissertation Fellowship, 2019
  • Berlin Center for Advanced German and European Studies Dissertation Fellowship, 2017-2018
  • DAAD Research Grant, 2015-2016