Plamper, Jan

Dirk Ballerstaedt

Jan Plamper is currently Dilthey Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin and will become a Professor of History at Goldsmiths, University of London later this year (2012).  He holds a B.A. from Brandeis University and a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley.  Besides The Stalin Cult, featured on Rorotoko, Plamper is the author of Geschichte und Gef├╝hl (forthcoming in English as History and Feeling) and, with Benjamin Lazier, coeditor of Fear: Across the Disciplines.  He is now working on the history of fear among soldiers during the First World War.

On Rorotoko:

On his book The Stalin Cult: A Study in the Alchemy of Power
(Our Cover Feature of February 14, 2012)