Jeffrey Zalar

Jeffrey Zalar

Associate Professor

Associate Professor; Ruth J. & Robert A. Conway Endowed Chair of Catholic Studies; Affiliate Faculty Member, Department of Judaic Studies; Supporting Faculty Member, Ph.D. in Modern Jewish History & Culture, University of Cincinnati/Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

Professional Summary

I am a historian of religion and intellectual culture in German-speaking lands from 1770-1914.  My publications address confessional relations, book and reading culture, Catholicism and science, popular religion, religion and nationalism, and other topics pertaining to religious belief and practice in modern Europe.  My 2019 book, Reading and Rebellion in Catholic Germany, 1770-1914, published by Cambridge University Press, received the 2020 George A. and Jean S. DeLong Book History Book Prize from The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP).  My current project is a study of Catholics and natural science in Germany from 1830-1914.

Education

Honors B.A., summa cum laude: Marquette University Milwaukee, WI, 1995 (Majors in History & Theology)

Ph.D. with Distinction: Georgetown University Washington, D.C., 2002 (Modern German & European History)

Positions and Work Experience

2001 -2002 Lecturer in History, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C

2002 -2004 Lecturer in History & Humanities, Christ College, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN

2004 -2008 Assistant Professor of History & Humanities, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA

2008 -2008 Associate Professor of History & Humanities, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA

2009 -2012 Lecturer in Modern European History, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI

2012 -To Present Associate Professor of History (tenure: 2018) and Ruth J. and Robert A. Conway Endowed Chair of Catholic Studies, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

- 2016, Affiliate Faculty Member, UC Department of Judaic Studies,

- 2017, Supporting Faculty Member, Ph.D. in Modern Jewish History & Culture, University of Cincinnati/Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion,

Research Support

1994 -1995 Mellon Grant, History Internship, Marquette University

1996 -1998 Graduate Scholarship & Doctoral Fellowship, Georgetown University.

1998 -1999 J. William Fulbright Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (Affiliation: University of Cologne)

1999 -2000 Graduate School Fellowship, Georgetown University.

2013 -2014 University Research Council Faculty Research Grant

2015 Faculty Development Fund Award, University of Cincinnati.

2016 International Conference Travel Grant, Taft Research Center, University of Cincinnati.

2013 International Conference Travel Grant, Taft Research Center, University of Cincinnati.

2012 -2013 University Research Council Faculty Grant, University of Cincinnati.

2020 -2023 Department Allocated Research Support Awards, Taft Research Center, University of Cincinnati.

2005 Release Time Grant, Seaver Research Council, Pepperdine University.

2008 Release Time Grant, Seaver Research Council, Pepperdine University.

Abbreviated Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

“Sanctity in the Era of Catholic Action: The Case of St. Pius X,” with Steven Avella, US Catholic Historian 15, 4 (1997): 57-80.

“Catholic Theology and Intercultural Contact in the Americas: A Comparison of New Spain and New France," Neue Zeitschrift für Missionswissenschaft, 56, 2 (2000): 97-116.

“The Roots of Public Virtue in Christian Intellectual Practice, ” in John Steven Paul and James Paul Old, eds. For the Whole of Creation: Christianity and Scholarship in the Public Square, the Guild, and the Church (Valparaiso, IN: Valparaiso University Press, 2010), pp. 11-19.

“‘Knowledge is Power’: The Borromaeusverein and Catholic Reading Habits in Imperial Germany," The Catholic Historical Review, 86, 1 (2000): 20-46.

"The Kulturkampf and Catholic Identity" in Germany and the Confessional Divide: Religious Tensions and Political Culture, 1871-1989, edited by Mark Edward Ruff and Thomas Großbölting (New York: Berghahn Books, 2022), pp. 26-50.

Book Chapter

“Enrica von Handel-Mazzetti (1871-1955)" in Catholic Women Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook, edited by Mary R. Reichardt (Westport, CT and London: Greenwood Press, 2001), pp. 149-54.

“The Process of Confessional Inculturation: Catholic Reading in the ‘Long Nineteenth Century’” in Protestants, Catholics and Jews in Germany, 1800-1914, edited by Helmut Walser Smith (Oxford and New York: Berg Publishers, 2001), pp. 121-52.

“Reading in an Age of Censorship: The Case of Catholic Germany, 1800-1914” in The History of Reading, Vol. 1: International Perspectives, c.1500-1990, edited by W. R. Owens and Shafquat Towheed (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), pp. 133-44.

“Political Catholicism,” in Matthew Jefferies, ed., The Ashgate Research Companion to Imperial Germany (Aldershot and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2015), pp. 159-75.

"Historical Introduction: The German-Speaking Lands in Restoration and Vormärz, 1830-1848," in The Oxford History of Modern German Theology vol. 1, edited by Kevin Vander Schel and Grant Kaplan (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2023), pp. 521-40.

"Catholics, Natural Science, and National Belonging in Germany, 1830-1914" in Science, Religion and Nationalism: Local Interactions and Global Historiographies, edited by Jaume Navarro and Kostas Tampakis (New York and London: Routledge, 2024), pp. 59-80.

Encyclopedia Article

"Holocaust" in Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood: In History and Society, edited by Paula S. Fass (New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2003), pp. 431-4.

"German Empire" in The Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800-1914, edited by Carl Hodge (Westport, CT and London: Greenwood Press, 2007), pp. 261-9.

"Franco Prussian War (1870-71)" in The Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800-1914, edited by Carl Hodge (Westport, CT and London: Greenwood Press, 2007), pp. 233-5.

"Center Party" in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World: 1750 to the Present, edited by Peter N. Stearns (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2008).

Essays

“Terra Sacrata Deo. The Enduring Majesty of the Bonn Minster Basilica,” The Funnel. Newsmagazine of the German-American Fulbright Commission, 35, 3  (1999): 28-30.

“Knowledge and Nationalism in Imperial Germany: A Cultural History of the Association of Saint Charles Borromeo, 1890-1914,” Bulletin of the German Historical Institute, 34, 1 (2004): 75-83.

Electronic Journal

Conference Report: "The Dissolution of the Catholic Milieu," H-German, 2004.

Conference Report: "Negotiating Piety: Everyday Belief in a Confessional Age, 1870-1960," H-German, 2006.

Review

R. J. W. Evans and Hartmut Pogge von Strandmann, eds., The Revolutions in Europe, 1848-1849: From Reform to Reaction (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2003) in The European Legacy 11 (2006): 597-8.

Michaela Bachem-Rehm, Die katholischen Arbeitervereine im Ruhrgebiet 1870-1914. Katholisches Arbeitermilieu zwischen Tradition und Emanzipation (Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2004) in H-German, 2007.

Suzanne K. Kaufman, Consuming Visions: Mass Culture and the Lourdes Shrine (Ithaca, NY and London: Cornell University Press, 2005) in The Journal of Social History 40, 4 (2007): 1034-6.

David Redles, Hitler's Millennial Reich: Apocalyptic Belief and the Search for Salvation (New York: New York University Press, 2005) in The Journal of Interdisciplinary History 38, 2 (2007): 288-90.

Ruben Alvarado, Authority, not Majority: The Life and Times of Friedrich Julius Stahl (Aalten, The Netherlands: Wordbridge Publishing, 2007) and Ruben Alvarado, ed., The Philosophy of Law, vol. 2: The Doctrine of Law and State on the Basis of the Christian World-View, Book II: Principles of Law (Aalten, The Netherlands: Wordbridge Publishing, 2007) in H-German, 2009.

Michael Printy, Enlightenment and the Creation of German Catholicism (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009) in The American Historical Review 115, 2 (2010): 627-28.

Derek Hastings, Catholicism and the Roots of Nazism: Religious Identity and National Socialism (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2010) in German Studies Review 34, 3 (2011): 671-2.

Steven Nadler, The Best of All Possible Worlds: A Story of Philosophers, God, and Evil in the Age of Reason (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2010) in The European Legacy 18, 2 (2013): 264-5.

Rebecca Ayako Bennette, Fighting for the Soul of Germany: The Catholic Struggle for Inclusion after Unification (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012) in The Journal of Modern History 87, 1 (2015): 226-7.

Todd H. Weir, Secularism and Religion in Nineteenth-Century Germany: The Rise of the Fourth Confession (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014) in The Journal of Modern History 88, 1 (2016): 230-2.

Nicholas Atkin and Frank Tallett, Priests, Prelates and People: A History of European Catholicism since 1750 (London and New York: I. B. Taurus, 2003) and Gerald O'Collins and Mario Farrugia, Catholicism: The Story of Catholic Christianity (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2003), joint review published as "Modern Catholic Perspectives," The Journal of Ecclesiastical History 56, 4 (2005): 749-53.

Oded Heilbronner, From Popular Liberalism to National Socialism: Religion, Culture and Politics in Southwestern Germany, 1860s-1930s (Aldershot and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2020) in The Journal of Modern History 93, 1 (2021): 221-3.

Rebekka Habermas, ed., Negotiating the Secular and the Religious in the German Empire: Transnational Approaches (Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2019) in German History 38, 2 (2020): 341-3.

Michael Hirschfeld, ed., Die katholische Kirche in Ostmitteleuropa nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg.  Neuordnung der Staaten--Neuordnung der Seelsorge (Münster: Aschendorff Verlag, 2020) in The Journal of Ecclesiastical History 73, 4 (2022): 906-8.

Monograph

Reading and Rebellion in Catholic Germany, 1770-1914 (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2019).

In Press

Anthony J. Steinhoff and Jeffrey T. Zalar, eds., Handbook of Religious Culture in Nineteenth-Century Europe (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2024).

"Introduction" (with co-editor Anthony J. Steinhoff), Handbook of Religious Culture in Nineteenth-Century Europe, edited by Anthony J. Steinhoff and Jeffrey T. Zalar (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2024).

"Publishing and Reading," Handbook of Religious Culture in Nineteenth-Century Europe, edited by Anthony J. Steinhoff and Jeffrey T. Zalar (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2024).

"Popular Religion," Handbook of Religious Culture in Nineteenth-Century Europe, edited by Anthony J. Steinhoff and Jeffrey T. Zalar (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2024).

Work in Progress

Mongraph, Catholics and Natural Science in Modern Germany, 1830-1914.

Other Publication

Co-Lead American Scholar and co-author of introduction, "History of Knowledge and Education" module, German History--Intersections, primary source digital project, German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C., 2020. https://germanhistory-intersections.org/en/knowledge-and-education
 

Presentations

Invited Presentations

(2003. ) "Knowledge and Nationalism in Imperial Germany: A Cultural History of the Association of Saint Charles Borromeo, 1890-1914" .German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C..

(2007. ) "Genocide and Religion: Victims, Perpetrators, Bystanders and Resisters," a conference sponsored by the Pepperdine University School of Law and the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Malibu, CA.

(2010. ) "Why History Matters: Genocide" .Summer Institute on Teaching American History—Becoming Informed Citizens, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI.

(2016. ) "How to Decode a Genocide Scenario" .The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, Cincinnati, OH.

(2015. ) "The Catholic Theology of Eros" .Inaugural Aquinas Lecture, UC Society of Saint Paul, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

(2013. ) "The Stations of the Cross: Their Place in the History of Catholic Piety" .Saint Monica-Saint George Catholic Newman Center, Cincinnati, OH.

(2014. ) "The History of Lent: Finding God in the Desert" .Saint Mary Catholic Church, Cincinnati, OH.

(2014. ) "Teaching and Learning Catholic Studies at a Public Research University .Archdiocesan Catholic Social Action Commission, Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Monroe, OH.

(2013. ) "Catholicism in the Postmodern Age" .Frassati Lecture, UC Society of Saint Paul, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

(2013. ) "The History of the Nicene Creed" .Nativity of Our Lord Church and Annunciation Church Adult Formation Programs, Cincinnati, OH.

(2013. ) "Catholic Learning in the 21st Century: Reflections on Truth, Service, and Sanctity" .Church of the Incarnation, Centreville, OH.

(2013. ) "Let Them Eat Steak! Some Thoughts on a Catholic Theology of Dining .Saint Monica-Saint George Catholic Newman Club, Cincinnati, OH.

(2016. ) "Catholicism and the Secular Research University: Where Do They Meet?" .3rd Annual Conway Lecture in Catholic Studies, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

(2017. ) "John Henry Newman's The Dream of Gerontius in Historical Context," Cincinnati May Festival Event, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra .Saint Monica-Saint George Church, Cincinnati, OH.

(2017. ) "Succeeding in College and in Life" .University Honors Program, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

(2017. ) "This Vale of Tears: Catholic Approaches to Our Suffering" .University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

(2017. ) "Suffering and the Human Condition" .UC Catholic Medical Association, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

(2017. ) "The Myth of Catholic Disdain for Science" .Theology on Tap, Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

(2017. ) "Religious Liberty in Interfaith Context: Catholicism" .Institute for Religious Liberty, Thomas More College, KY.

(2018. ) "Thomas Albert Howard's The Pope and the Professor" .31st Biennial Meeting of the Conference on Faith and History, Calvin College.

(2023. ) "The Index of Forbidden Books: Facts and Fantasies in the History of Modern Knowledge" .7th Annual Conway Lecture in Catholic Studies, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

(2018. ) "Prayer in the Life of a Catholic Intellectual" .University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH.

(2019. ) "The Faith of Composer Sir James MacMillan," Cincinnati May Festival Event, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra .The Athenaeum of Ohio Seminary, Cincinnati, OH.

(2019. ) "On the Right Relationship of Faith and Culture .Theology on Tap Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

(2019. ) "The Persecution of Catholics during Europe's 'Long Nineteenth Century,' 1789-1914" .The Aquinas Society of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

(2019. ) "The University Honors Program: The Education You Need" .University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

(2020. ) "Catholics and Civil Responsibility" .UC Society of Saint Paul, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

(2020. ) "The History of Modern Marian Apparitions" .Saint Mary Catholic Church, Cincinnati, OH.

(2020. ) "Moral Absolutes: Catholic Tradition in the Age of 'Whatever'" .The Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori School, Cincinnati, OH.

(2019. ) "Prayer and the Professional Life" .Saint Xavier Young Adults, Saint Francis Xavier Church, Cincinnati, OH.

(2019. ) "Keeping the Faith in Graduate School" .UC InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

(2013. ) "The Catholic Contribution: Cultivating the Learning Personality" .Religion and the Idea of a Research University, Clare College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

(2007. ) "The Roots of Public Virtue in Christian Intellectual Practice" .Lilly Fellows Reunion Conference, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN.

(2005. ) "The Virtue of Courage and Christian Academic Excellence" .Christian Scholars Conference, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA.

(2019. ) "Making Sense Out of Postmodernity" .Voyage Young Adult Group, Saint Mary Church, Cincinnati, OH.

(2023. ) "A Holistic Approach to Graduate Learning: Knowledge, Intellectual Excellence, and Virtue Ethics" .Masters program in Health Services Administration, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH.

Colloquium

(2023). "What Happens When You Die? Blessed John Henry Newman's The Dream of Gerontius" . UC Society of Saint Paul and CatholicBearcat, Saint Monica-Saint George Church, Cincinnati, OH.

(2022). "Relating Catholic Faith to Your Study and Career Success" . UC Society of Saint Paul and CatholicBearcat, Saint Monica-Saint George Church, Cincinnati, OH.

(2022). "C. S. Lewis's The Great Divorce" . UC Society of Saint Paul and CatholicBearcat, Saint Monica-Saint George Church, Cincinnati, OH.

Paper Presentations

(1997. ) "Catholic Theology and Intercultural Encounter in the Americas: New Spain and New France at First Contact" .Brigham Young University.

(1997. ) "The Borromaeusverein and Catholic Reading Habits in Imperial Germany" .University of Virginia.

(1998. ) "The Professionalization of French and German Physicians, 1800-1850" .Western Maryland College.

(1999. ) "The Cultural Contribution of Enrica von Handel-Mazzetti (1871-1955) to Modern Germany" .State University of New York-Cortland.

(2000. ) "Catholic Home Libraries and the Process of Confessional Inculturation in Imperial Germany" .Santa Fe, NM.

(2000. ) "The Index of Forbidden Books and Catholic Nationalism in Wilhelmine Germany" .Houston, TX.

(2000. ) "Catholic Intellectual Culture in Germany, 1800-1914" .University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

(2001. ) "Tolle, lege: Catholic Reading Habits from Napoleon to 1890" .Georgetown University, Washington, D.C..

(2004. ) "Ecclesia Impotens? Intellectual and Cultural Discipline in the Catholic Milieu, 1870-1914" .Washington, D.C..

(2005. ) "The Book History of German Catholics, 1890-1914" .San Diego, CA.

(2005. ) "Listen to the Laity! German Catholics and Their Book Choices, 1800-1914" .University of California-Davis, Davis, CA.

(2005. ) "‘Lived Religion’ in German Catholicism, 1870-1914: A Challenge to the Ecclesial Paradigm" .Milwaukee, WI.

(2006. ) "‘Dirty Books’: Women’s Reading and the Limits of Clerical Power in Germany, 1890-1914" .Philadelphia, PA.

(2006. ) "Bildung and Belonging in the Domestic Sphere: Cultural Consumption in Catholic Homes" .University of California-Fullerton, Fullerton, CA.

(2006. ) "Negotiating Piety: Everyday Belief in a Confessional Age, 1870-1960: A Comment" .Pittsburgh, PA.

(2008. ) "Catholic Reading Circles in Imperial Germany" .Washington, D.C..

(2008. ) "The Everyday Lives of Priests in Imperial Germany" .Boston College, Boston, MA.

(2008. ) "Breaking Free: Reading and Rebellion in Catholic Germany, 1800-1914" .University of London, London, UK.

(2011. ) "‘Today, I Read Something Very Interesting’: Catholics and Scientific Books in Germany, 1871-1918" .Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C..

(2011. ) "Confession and Intellectual History, 1815-1870" .Louisville, KY.

(2013. ) "The Catholic Contribution: Cultivating the Learning Personality" .Clare College, Cambridge University (UK).

(2013. ) "The Popularization of Science in Catholic Germany, 1871-1918" .Boston, MA.

(2014. ) "German Catholic National and Religious Identity in the Weimar Republic" .Cincinnati, OH.

(2014. ) "The Search for Identity in Nineteenth-Century Catholicism" .Kansas City, MO.

(2015. ) "Nature and Revelation in Catholic Germany, 1855-1914" .Washington, D.C..

(2015. ) "Comparative Religious History in Hegel's Shadow" .Washington, D.C..

(2016. ) "Strain: Catholic Reactions to Science in Germany, 1840-1914" .St. Anne's College, University of Oxford, England.

(2016. ) "German Catholic Practices and Politics, 1830-1930" .San Diego, CA.

(2018. ) "Faith, Reason, and Cultural Negotiation in Catholic Germany, 1800-1914" .German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C..

(2019. ) "'Many Enemies, Much Glory': Catholic Identity and the Kulturkampf" .Portland, OR.

(2019. ) "European Encounters between the Spiritual and the Secular, 1500s-1800s: A Comment" .Louisville, KY.

(2021. ) "Catholics and Wissenschaftspopularisierung" .Indianapolis, IN.

(2021. ) "Catholics, Natural Science, and the Trials of Belonging in Germany, 1830-1914" .Virtual.

(2019. ) "What Is the German History of Knowledge?" .Portland, OR.

(2010. ) "Gender and Religious Identity" .Oakland, CA.

Honors and Awards

1994 Phi Beta Kappa (sustaining member)

1998 First Prize, Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, for "The Professionalization of French and German Physicians, 1800-1850"

2001 Hisham Sharabi Graduate Essay Award, Georgetown University, for "The Index of Forbidden Books and Catholic Nationalism in Wilhelmine Germany"

1999 John Tracy Ellis Dissertation Award, American Catholic Historical Association

2003 Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize, German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C., for the best dissertation in modern German history written in a North American doctoral program

2004 Harold N. Glassman Distinguished Dissertation Award, The Graduate School, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., for the best submitted dissertation in the Humanities

2016 Recognition for Excellence in Education of Underrepresented Students, Darwin T. Turner Scholars Program, Office of Ethnic Programs and Services, University of Cincinnati

2016 Excellence in Teaching Award, University Honors Program, University of Cincinnati

2019 Recognition for Excellence in Education of Underrepresented Students, Darwin T. Turner Scholars Program, Office of Ethnic Programs and Services, University of Cincinnati

2020 Recognition for Excellence in Education of Underrepresented Students, Darwin T. Turner Scholars Program, Office of Ethnic Programs and Services, University of Cincinnati

2020 George A. and Jean S. DeLong Book History Book Prize, for "the best book on any aspect of the creation, dissemination, or uses of script or paint published in the previous year," Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP).

Post Graduate Training and Education

2002-2004 Lilly Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Humanities & the Arts, Christ College, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN,

2001Fellow of the Sixth Annual Summer Institute on the Holocaust & Jewish Civilization, Holocaust Education Foundation of Northwestern University, Evanston, IL,

2013Fellow of the Annual Seminar for Seminary and Religious Studies Faculty, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.

2014Seminar participant, "Religion in Germany in the 20th Century: Paradigm Shifts and Changing Methodologies," Annul Meeting of the German Studies Association, Kansas City, MO,

2016Seminar participant, "Germany and the Confessional Divide, 1871-1900," Annual Meeting of the German Studies Association, San Diego, CA,

2023Seminar participant, "The Centrality of Gender in Religious Transformation from the Late Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century," Annual Meeting of the German Studies Association, Montreal, Ontario,

Courses Taught

History of Modern Germany, 1800-1991

Global History of World War II

The Catholic Intellectual Tradition

World History in the Twentieth Century

Foundations of Catholicism

Catholic Themes in Literature

Research Seminar in Twentieth-Century Genocides

Freshman Seminar in the History of Modern Genocide

Graduate Teaching Practicum

The Human Condition: Mind, Body, Soul

European History, 1300-1815

European History, 1890-2001

European History, 1789-1989

Europe in the Nineteenth Century

American Military History

War & Society in the Age of Napoleon, 1796-1815

Historical Thought and Methods

Lessons of Twentieth-Century Genocides

Christians, Jews, and Neopagans in Nazi Germany

History of Communism

Texts and Contexts: Traditions of Human Thought

Graduate Research Seminar

Faculty Development Activities

2019 Invited Lecture: "A Method of Teaching Transferable Skills at UC," Learning and Teaching @ UC Annual Conference, University of Cincinnati,

2019 Invited Lecture: "Teach Students for Lifetime Learning: Honing the Transferable Skills of a Well-Ordered Mind," offered to faculty groups at the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL), Committee for Quality in Teaching and Learning-College of Allied Health Sciences, and the Academic Services Unit-Arts & Sciences College, all at the University of Cincinnati,

2017 Workshop Leader: "What is Transformative Education, Where Does It Come From, and How Can It Function in University Programs?" University Honors Program, University of Cincinnati,

2008 Invited Lecture: Lecture as a Fillip to Contemplative Practice," Colloquium on Teaching sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence, Seaver College, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA,

2012 Invited Lecture: "Integrating Scientific Knowledge, Cognitive Training, and Virtue Ethics in the Classroom," Liberal Education and America's Promise Annual Faculty Conference, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater,

2006 Convener and Moderator: "The Character and Practices of the Intellectual Life," Faculty Development Seminar, Center for Faith and Learning, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA,

2019 Invited Speaker, University Honors Program Honors Seminar Proposal Faculty Workshop,

Contact Information

zalarjy@ucmail.uc.edu