Rachel Boaz

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Kent State University

Rachel Boaz

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Assistant Professor of History

Ph.D., Kent State University

Dr. Rachel Boaz received a doctorate in modern European history from Kent State University in 2009. Her research and teaching interests are in the social, cultural and medical histories of Modern Europe, particularly during the eras of Weimar and National Socialist Germany. These areas of study shape her teaching in the classroom and her external professional pursuits. While at Baldwin Wallace, she has taught the specialized courses “Hitler’s Germany” and “Plagues and Peoples: A History of Disease and Medicine in the Western World.” In 2011, she was invited to the Max Planck Institute in Berlin to present on the study of human biological diversity in the twentieth century. In 2012, she presented a talk at the German Studies Association entitled “‘Who’s the Father?’: The Trials and Tribulations of Settling Paternity Disputes in Weimar and National Socialist Germany.” She published a book entitled “In Search of the ‘Aryan Blood’: Serology in Interwar and National Socialist Germany” (Budapest and New York: Central European University Press, 2012), which examines the German interwar study of blood type and “race.”