Rothfels, Nigel

Director of Office of Undergraduate Research, Assoc. Professor
Department of History

Degrees

PhD, Harvard University, 1994
MA, Harvard University, 1987
BA, University of Utah, 1985

Research Interests

History of Animals
Nineteenth Century German and European History
European Colonial History

Teaching Areas

History of Animals
Modern European History
History Methods

Courses Offered

Hist 398 – Global History of Animals
Hist 206 – Europe and the Modern World

Other Activities

Director, Office of Undergraduate Research
General Editor, Animalibus: Of Animals and Cultures with Penn State University Press

Selected Publications

Rothfels, Nigel, and Dick Blau. Elephant House. State College: Penn State University Press, 2015.

Rothfels, Nigel. Savages and Beasts: The Birth of the Modern Zoo. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.

Rothfels, Nigel, ed. Representing Animals. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002.

Rothfels, Nigel. “(Re)Introducing the Przewalski’s Horse.” The Ark and Beyond. Ed. Ben A. Minteer, Jane Maienschein, and James Collins. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018: 77-89.

Rothfels, Nigel. “Mammoths in the Landscape.” Routledge Handbook of Human-Animal Studies. Ed. Susan McHugh and Garry Marvin. London: Routledge, 2014: 10-22.