Jennifer Jenkins

Associate Professor
University College, Room 147


Fields of Study


Jennifer L. Jenkins is Associate Professor of German and European History at the University of Toronto, where she holds a Canada Research Chair in Modern German History. She is the author of Provincial Modernity: Local Culture and Liberal Politics in Fin-de-Siècle Hamburg (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2003) and has held fellowships from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Harvard University’s Center for European Studies and from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

During the 2013-2014 academic year, she was a Senior Associate Member at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, where she was finishing a book on German-Iranian relations from the Crimean War to Operation Barbarossa (entitled Weltpolitik on the Persian Frontier: Germany and Iran in the Age of Empire). Further projects include Germany Among the Global Empires 1840 to the Present, which she is writing for the Wiley-Blackwell series “A New History of Modern Europe.” In 2014 she was an associate of Zentrum Moderner Orient in Berlin. Future research interests include two projects: “Germany’s Orient, 1905-1979” and “Tehran 1943: Iran, Europe and the Second World War.”

Professor Jenkins teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels on German and European history (19th and 20th century), on Germany in the world, on nationalism and memory, and on transnational and global history.