Esther Adaire

I am a History PhD candidate and teaching fellow at the City University of New York Graduate Center, as well as an adjunct instructor at The Cooper Union. My doctoral research examines the role of memory in political responses to instances of right-wing extremism in Germany since reunification. Related and peripheral research topics include: Post-1989 European politics; the role of the armed forces in post-reunification Germany; memory and nostalgia in contemporary Russia and the former GDR; counter-terrorist strategies and the history of right-wing and white supremacist paramilitary cells.

I teach/have taught classes on Nazi Germany, Comparative Fascisms, The Making of Modern Society, Global Politics since 1989 and, most recently, Modern Political Terrorism. I have published articles and presented papers on neo-Nazi violence in the early years of German reunification; the erasure of East German memory; and instances of right-wing extremism in the German armed forces (see CV for more).

I also hold an MA (Distinction) in History as well as a BA (Honors) in Theatre & Performance, both from Goldsmiths, University of London.

Non-academic pursuits include photography, when inspiration strikes.