Medieval and Renaissance


Jan Burzlaff

Jan Burzlaff entered the History Ph.D. program in Fall 2017. Jan is a historian of Europe with a focus on 20th century Germany and Central Europe. Initially trained as a medievalist in Germany and France, his intellectual focus has shifted on the history of Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, and political cultures during the short 20th century. After receiving a BA in History from Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, which he finished valedictorian, in 2014 and a MA in History from École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris) and the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS, Paris) in 2016, Jan moved to the United States to become theJane Eliza Procter Fellow at Princeton University in 2016-2017. Jan is a passionate runner, art and music aficionado