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Associate Professor of History
B.A. Biology, Western Carolina University
M.A. and Ph.D., History, Binghamton University
Dr. Gillette came to UHD in 2006. In 2010-11, he completed a research fellowship at the University of Siegen (Germany). While at UHD, he has promoted the UHD Honors Program, international student exchange, and History Program outreach. He teaches courses centered on nineteenth and twentieth century Europe, including World War I, Nazi Germany, World War II, and Women in the 1920s. He has also contributed to the development of UHD’s Historical Methods course.
For much of his career, Dr. Gillette has studied the history of eugenics in the ‘Latin’ countries of Europe and America. Besides a number of books and articles on Latin eugenics, he has given papers in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Italy. More recently, he has devoted himself to study of academic exchanges between the United States and Germany in the 1930s. Dr. Gillette has also written and presented papers on historical simulations in the classroom.
Latin Eugenics in Comparative Perspective. London: Bloomsbury, 2014. (co-authored with Marius Turda)
Eugenics and the Nature-Nurture Debate in the Twentieth Century. New York: Palgrave McMillan, 2007; paperback edition 2011.
Racial Theories in Fascist Italy. London: Routledge, 2002.
“’He’ll Know What He is Fighting Against’: An International Student Study of Public Awareness of Eugenics,” The New England Journal of History 70, no. 2 (Spring 2014): 45-74 (co-authored with James Nealy and Robert Fernholz)
“Agostino Gemelli and the Latin Eugenics Movement,” Römische Quartalschrift für Christliche Altertumskunde und Kirchengeschichte (forthcoming)
Last updated or reviewed on 10/7/14