Assistant Professor in the Department of History, Northwestern University
Lauren Stokes (Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2016) is a historian of modern Germany, with a particular focus on migration and race in German history. She is currently at work on a book manuscript about “family reunification” for foreign workers in West Germany, one that explores the ways that regulation of the intimate sphere was linked to broader processes of labor migration, national identity formation, and European integration. She currently conducts research in German, Spanish, Italian, and Turkish.
Besides migration, she also maintains an active interest in the history of capitalism, the history of sexuality and gender identity, and public history. At Northwestern, she teaches courses on modern German history, race and migration in European history, and the history of gender and sexuality."