Brian Crim, PhD

Associate Professor of History

Brian Crim


505 Brevard #4


  • PhD in Modern European History. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. New Brunswick, NJ. January 2003
  • MA in History. Old Dominion University. Norfolk, VA. August 1997
  • BA in History and Political Science. James Madison University. Harrisonburg, VA, James May 1994

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor of History, Lynchburg College. Lynchburg, VA. August 2012-Present
  • Assistant Professor of History, Lynchburg College. Lynchburg, VA. August 2008-July 2012
  • Assistant Professor of History, Caldwell College. Caldwell, NJ. August 2006-May 2008
  • Assistant Professor of History, Dominican College, Orangeburg, NY. August 2005-July 2006

Other Professional Experience

  • Co-Editor, Virginia Social Science Journal. 2012-Present
  • Board of Directors, Virginia Social Science Association. 2012-Present
  • Board of Directors, Holocaust Education Foundation of Central Virginia. December 2010-Present

Awards, Grants, and Honors

  • James A. Huston Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Lynchburg College, 2015
  • Jack and Anita Hess Seminar for Faculty:  “Using Film and Media to Teach the Holocaust,” U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2015
  • Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges Mednick Fellowship, 2013
  • Summer Research Grant, Lynchburg College Faculty Development Committee, 2012
  • Jack and Anita Hess Seminar for Faculty: “Teaching about the Holocaust through Eyewitness Testimony: Using Interviews and Memoirs in the Classroom,” U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2011
  • Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization, Northwestern University, 2010
  • Nominee, Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize, German Historical Institute, 2004
  • Research Fellowship, German-American Fulbright Commission, 1999-2000
  • Winner, 1999 Webb-Smith Award, University of Texas at Arlington, 1999
  • Excellence Fellowship for Doctoral Study, Rutgers University, 1997-2001

Works in Progress

  • Our Germans: Project Paperclip and the National Security State (book-length manuscript)


  • Antisemitism in the German Military Community and the Jewish Response, 1914-1938. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014.


  • “[Im]Perfect Spies: Identity and the Pathology of the Cold War in John le Carré’s A Perfect Spy and The Secret Pilgrim,” Paradoxa, no. 24 (2012).
  • “‘Our Most Serious Enemy’: The Specter of Judeo-Bolshevism in Germany, 1918-1923,” Central European History, 44, no. 4 (2011).
  • “The Intergalactic Final Solution:” Nazism, War and Genocide in Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers,” Shofar: Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, 28, no. 4 (2010).
  • “A World that Works:’ Visions of Fascism and Globalization in Starship Troopers,” Film & History, 39, no. 2 (October 2009).
  • “Terror from the Right:  Revolutionary Terrorism and the Failure of the Weimar Republic,” Journal of Conflict Studies, 27, no. 2 (Winter 2007).

Book Chapters

  • “She Wolves:  The Monstrous Women of Nazisploitation Cinema” in Selling Sex on Screen.  Edited by Karen Ritzenhoff and Catriona McAvoy.  Lanham, MD:  Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.
  • “Germany’s Heroic Victims:  The Cinematic Redemption of the Wehrmacht Soldier on the Eastern Front in Heroism and Gender in War Films.  Edited by Jakub Kazecki and Karen Ritzenhoff.  New York:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
  • “Weimar’s Burning Question: Situational Antisemitism and the German Combat Leagues, 1918-1933” in The German Right in the Weimar Republic:  Studies in the History of German Conservatism, Nationalism, and Antisemitism from 1918 to 1933.  Edited by Larry E. Jones.  New York:  Berghahn Books, 2014.
  • “No Future:  Punk Music in Post-Industrial Britain and the United States” in Sounds of Resistance: The Role of Music in Multicultural Activism.  Edited by Eunice Rojas and Lindsay Eades.  Santa Barbara:  Praeger, 2013.
  • “Addicted to Cheap Labor: The Gulf States, the Near East, and Sex Trafficking” in Sex Trafficking:  A Global Perspective.  Edited by Kimberly A. McCabe and Sabita Manian.  Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books, 2010.
  • “‘Was it All a Just Dream?’ German Jewish Veterans and the Confrontation with Völkisch Nationalism in the Interwar Period.”   Sacrifice and National Belonging in Twentieth-Century Germany.  Edited by Greg Eghigian and Matthew Paul Berg.  College Station:  Texas A&M University Press, 2002.
  • “Women and Warfare in Early Modern Europe.” A Soldier and a Woman:  Sexual Integration in the Military.  Edited by Gerard de Groot and Corinna Peniston-Bird.  London: Longman Publishing Group, 2000.