Professor of History
Ph.D., UCLA, 1992
Areas of specialization: Modern Europe; Germany, 19th/20th century
After spending several years in the theatre in Los Angeles and New York, Ann Goldberg returned to her native southern California in the 1980s to study history. She received all of her degrees at the University of California, Los Angeles: B.A. with honors (1983); M.A. (1985); and Ph.D. with honors (1992). After completing her doctorate, she taught as a lecturer at UCLA and as an assistant professor at the University of Mississippi before joining the history department at UCR in 1995. She specializes in modern German history with a research focus on cultural, social, and political history. She is the author of Sex, Religion, and the Making of Modern Madness: the Eberbach Asylum and German Society, 1815-1849 (Oxford, 1999), and Honor, Politics, and the Law in Imperial Germany, 1871-1914 (Cambridge, 2010), which received the 2011 DAAD/GSA book prize. She is also the author of articles in edited volumes and in the Journal of Modern History, Central European History, German History, Journal of Women’s History, and History of Psychiatry. She was the president of the Conference Group for Central European History (2008-2009) and the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fulbright Commission; the Max Planck Institute for History, Göttingen; the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Bonn; the Center for German and European Studies, U.C. Berkeley; and the Goethe Institute.