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 Gefühl (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)