Americo Paredes Center for Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies Colloquium Presents Steve Hoelscher, Chair, Professor of Department of American Studies

"A Natural Memory of Destruction? The Case of Dresden's Firebombing"

Mon, September 28, 2009 | EPS 1.128

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Department of American Studies, Chair, Professor

Phone: 512-232-2567
Office: BUR 430

Ph.D., Geography, 1995, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Interests: Cultural and Historical Geography; urban studies; memory; ethnicity and race; photography.


 Born and raised in the Upper Midwest, Professor Hoelscher got to Texas as soon as he could. He joined the Department of American Studies in 2000, after first teaching at LSU and, before that, completing his Ph.D. in Geography at the University of Wisconsin. During 2003-2004, he was Senior Fulbright Professor in the North American Studies Program at the University of Bonn.

Research Interests

 Professor Hoelscher’s research interests include: North American and European urbanism; social constructions of space and place, landscape and region; ethnicity and race; cultural memory; the geography of tourism; and the history of photography. His books include Picturing Indians (winner of the 2009 Wisconsin Historical Society Book Award of Merit), Heritage on Stage, and Textures of Place (co-edited with Karen Till and Paul Adams), and he has published more than 30 book chapters and articles in such journals as American Indian Culture and Research Journal, American Quarterly, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Ecumene (now, Cultural Geographies), Geographical Review, GeoJournal, Journal of Historical Geography, Public Historian, and Social and Cultural Geography. 

Courses Taught

Professor Hoelscher teaches across the fields of American Studies, Geography, and History, and regularly offers the following courses: Introduction to American Studies, The Cultures of Cities, Memory and Place, American Space and Place, The Geography of Tourism, Constructing the American Landscape, and the History of American Photography. During the past few summers, he has taught a study abroad course in Vienna, Austria, and, in 2005, Dr. Hoelscher received the University of Texas President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award.


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