Mitarbeiterportrait Dr. Kevin Hall

Clemensstr. 17-19
44789 Bochum
Room 209

Telefon: +49 (0)234 32 -


  • Social History of warfare, war crimes, and justice during and after World War II
  • Social, cultural, and political history of the post-WWII rural world

Akademischer Werdegang

seit 2020

Postdoktorand, Ruhr-Universität-Bochum, Institut für Soziale Bewegungen

Forschungsprojekt: „Europe’s Postwar Consensus: A Golden Age of Social Cohesion and Social Mobility?”

(My specific research project is: “Rural Community Centers as ‘Classrooms of Democracy’: The Social Democrats’ Attempt to Balance the Postwar Urban-Rural Divide in Hesse")

2019 - 2020

Postdoktorand, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (SNA International Contractor), Honolulu, Hawaii

2018 - 2019

Dozent für europäische Geschichte, Central Michigan University, USA

2014 - 2018

Doktorand, Central Michigan University, USA


Dissertationsprojekt:" ''Terror Flyers’ and the German Public: The Lynching of American Airmen in Nazi Germany"


Committee: Professor Eric A. Johnson (Chair), Lane Demas, Jörg Nagler, Paul Schulten, Richard Wetzell


Studierte an der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität-Jena (Austauschjahr durch das Joint Masters/PhD Program)


Master Abschluss in Geschichte (Joint Masters/PhD Program in Transnational and Comparative History), Central Michigan University, USA


Research Assistent, Deutsches Historisches Institut, Washington, DC


Research Assistent, NS-Dokumentationszentrum, Köln


Fulbright Stipendiat in Köln (Unterrichtete Englisch an der Friedrich-Wilhelm-Gymnasium und studierte an der Universität zu Köln)


12/2012 – Bachelor Abschluss in Geschichte und Deutsch, Central Michigan University, USA




  • Forgotten Flyers: A Comparative Analysis of the Mistreatment of American Airmen in Asia and Europe during World War II (New York: Fordham University Press, Series Ed. G. Kurt Piehler), Under Contract.
  • Terror Flyers: The Lynching of American Airmen in Nazi Germany (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2021)


  • “The Flyer Trials: Seeking Justice for Lynchjustiz Committed Against American Airmen during World War II,” War in History, Vol. 27(3), 2020, 486-516.
  • Luftgangster over Germany: The Lynching of American Airmen in the Shadow of the Air War,” Journal Historische Sozialforschung/Historical Social Research, Vol. 43, No. 2, June 2018, 277-312.
  • “The American Wunderwaffe: The History and Influence of Drones in World War II” U.S. Military History Review, (U.S. Military History Group), Vol. 4, No. 1, December 2017, 27-54.
  • “Peter Hurst.” In Immigrant Entrepreneurship: German-American Business Biographies, 1720 to the Present, Volume 4, edited by Jeffrey Fear. German Historical Institute, Washington DC., May 2016.
  • “The Befriended Enemy: German Prisoners of War in Michigan during World War Two”, Michigan Historical Review, (Central Michigan University), Vol. 41, No. 1, Spring 2015, 57-80.


  • Review of Fry, Helen, MI9: A History of the Secret Service for Escape and Evasion in World War Two, Global Military Studies Review, Forthcoming.
  • Review of Kühne, Thomas. The Rise and Fall of Comradeship: Hitler’s Soldiers, Male Bonding and Mass Violence in the Twentieth Century. Global Military Studies Review, Vol. 1, no. 2, August 2018, 23-26.
  • Review of Daniels, Roger. The Japanese American Cases: The Rule of Law in Time of War. H-USA, H-Net Reviews. March 2015.
  • Review of Offley, Ed, The Burning Shore: How Hitler’s U-Boats Brought World War II to America. H-USA, H-Net Reviews. February 2015.
  • Review of Tec, Nechama, Resistance: Jews and Christians Who Defied the Nazi Terror. H-USA, H-Net Reviews. January 2015.
  • Review of Harding, Stephan, The Last Battle: When U.S. and German Soldiers Joined Forces in the Waning Hours of World War II in Europe. H-USA, H-Net Reviews. January 2015.


  • “Classrooms of Democracy:” Cultivating Change in Postwar Germany (2021), Veröffentlicht im “(Re)Collection,” Central Michigan University History Department.
  • From Seminar Paper to Monography: The Publication Process Explained (2020), Veröffentlicht im “(Re)Collection,” Central Michigan University History Department.
  • Working as a Historian for the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (2019), Veröffentlicht im “(Re)Collection,” Central Michigan University History Department.

nach oben