Associate Professor in the Department of History
I am a historian of the United States and Germany, who focuses on questions of militarism, warfare, and empire in the long twentieth century. In my work, I also address larger questions about how best to "globalize" and "internationalize" U.S and German histories in the modern age.
Bonker, D. Militarism in a Global Age: Naval Ambitions in Germany and the United States before World War I. ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2012.
Bonker, D. "Germany and China: Transnational Encounters since the Eighteenth Century eds. Joanne Miyang Cho and David M. Crowe." H-German (October 13, 2015).
Bonker, D. "The Naval Route to the Abyss. The Anglo-German Naval Race 1895-1914, eds. Matthew S. Seligmann, Frank Nägler, and Michael Epkenhans." H-Soz-Kult (September 14, 2015).
Bonker, D. "Power, Law and the End of Privateering by Jan Martin Lemnitzer." American Historical Review 120 (2015): 580-581.
Bonker, D. "To Crown the Waves: The Great Navies of the First World War, eds. Vincent P.O. Hara, W. David Jackson and Richard Worth." German studies review 38 (2015): 430-432.
Bonker, D. "From Isolationism to Neutrality: A New Framework for Understanding American Political Culture, 1919-1941 by Brooke L. Blower." H-Diplo (October 16, 2014).
Boenker, D. "Maritime Industry in Germany: Shipping-Shipyards-Trade-Naval Power in the19th and 20th Century." GERMAN STUDIES REVIEW 37, no. 3 (October 2014): 669-670.
Bonker, D. "Josephus Daniels: His Life and Time by Lee Craig." Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 13, no. 3 (July 2014): 458-460. Full Text
Bonker, D. "The Royal Navy and the German Threat 1901-1914: Admiralty Plans to Protect British Trade in a War against Germany by Matthew S. Seligmann." First World War Studies 5 (2014): 343-345.
Bonker, D. "Maritime Wirtschaft in Deutschland, eds. Jürgen Elvert, Sigurd Hess and Heinrich Walle." German studies review 37 (2014): 669-670.
Boenker, D. "A Duel of Nations: Germany, France, and the Diplomacy of the War of 1870-1871." GERMAN STUDIES REVIEW 36, no. 3 (October 2013): 698-700.
Bonker D, . "Global Politics and Germany's Destiny “from an East Asian Perspective”: Alfred von Tirpitz and the Making of Wilhelmine Navalism." Central European History 46, no. 01 (March 2013): 61-96. Full Text
Bönker, D. "Review: William N. Still, Crisis at Sea: The US Navy in European Waters in World War I." European History Quarterly 40, no. 2 (January 1, 2010): 375-376. (Review) Full Text
Bonker, D. "Military History, Militarization, and the "American Century"." Zeithistorische Forschungen 2, no. 1 (March 2005): 105-109. (Academic Article)
Bonker, D. "Admiration, Enmity, and Cooperation: U.S. Navalism and the British and German Empires before the Great War." Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History 2 (March 2001). (Academic Article)
Bonker, D. "Preparedness." Edited by EJ Blum. 1 & 2 (2016): Volume II: 847-851.
Bonker, D. "Naval Race between Germany and Great Britain, 1898-1912." Edited by U Daniel, P Gatrell, O Janz, H Jones, J Keene, A Kramer, and B Nasson. (January 11, 2015).
Bonker, D. "Maritime Force and the Limits of Empire: Naval Warfare, Commerce, and Law in Germany and the United States before the First World War (Accepted)." Edited by Geoff Eley and Bradley Naranch. (2014): 283-301.
Bonker, D. "Ein German Way of War? Deutscher Militarismus und maritime Kriegführung im Ersten Weltkrieg." Edited by S-O Müller and C Torp. (April 12, 2011): 308-322.
Bonker, D. "A German Way of War? Narratives of German Militarism and Maritime Warfare in World War I." Edited by SO Muller and C Torp. (2011): 227-237.
Bonker, D. "Deutscher Militarismus und maritime Kriegführung im Ersten Weltkrieg." Edited by SO Muller and C Torp. (2008).
Bonker, D. "Zwischen Bürgerkrieg und Navalismus: Marinepolitik und Handelsimperialismus in den USA, 1865-1890 [Between Civil War and Navalism: Naval Policy und Trade Imperialism in the U.S., 1865-1890]." (2003).
Bonker, D. "Maritime Aufrüstung zwischen Partei-und Weltpolitik. Schlachtflottenbau in Deutschland und den USA um die Jahrhundertwende [Naval Armaments between Domestic Politics and Global Diplomacy: Battlefleet Building in Germany and the United States at the Turn of the Century."." Edited by J Heideking. (1998).
Bonker, D. "Naval professionalism and the state in turn-of-the-century Germany and America." NEW INTERPRETATIONS IN NAVAL HISTORY (1998): 111-138.
Aneignung, Transfer, und Verwissenschaftlichung: Überlegungen zu einer transatlantischen Begriffsgeschichte von Militarismus im 20. Jahrhundert, Macht der Sprache: Workshop zur Historischen Semantik des 20. Jahrhunderts. September 13, 2013