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.
Boenker, D. "Why War? The Interpretation of War in the German Military Elite 1871-1945." GERMAN HISTORY 31, no. 2 (June 2013): 275-277. Full Text
Bonker, D. "Niklaus Meier, Warum Krieg? Die Sinndeutungen des Krieges in der deutschen Militärelite 1871-1945." German History 31 (2013): 275-277.
Bonker, D. "A Duel of Nations: Germany, France, and the Diplomacy of the War of 1870-1871 by David Wetzel." German Studies Review 36 (2013): 698-700.
Boenker, D. "Crisis at Sea: The US Navy in European Waters in World War I." EUROPEAN HISTORY QUARTERLY 40, no. 2 (April 2010): 375-376. Full Text
Bonker, D. "Crisis at Sea: The United States Navy in European Waters by William N. Still Jr." European History Quarterly 40 (2010): 375-376 (2010).
Boenker, D. "Creating good neighbors? American Cultural and economic foreign politics in Latin America, 1940-1946." JOURNAL OF AMERICAN HISTORY 96, no. 3 (December 2009): 901-901. Full Text
Bonker, D. "Creating Good Neighbors? Die Kultur- und Wirtschaftspolitik der USA in Lateinamerika, 1940-1946 by Sabine Prutsch." Journal of American History 96 (2009).
Bonker, D. "The great naval game: Britain and Germany in the age of empire." JOURNAL OF BRITISH STUDIES 47, no. 3 (July 2008): 718-720. Full Text
Bonker, D. "Naval Intelligence from Germany: The Reports of the British Naval Attaches in Berlin, 1906-1914 edited by Matthew S. Seligmann." H-SOZ-KULT (June 27, 2008).
Paper, “Global Politics and German Destiny ‘from an East Asian Perspective’: Alfred von Tirpitz and the Making of Wilhelmine Navalism,” Thirty-Fourth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association. December 1, 2010
Chair & Commentator, Panel on “Transatlantic Conversations: Visions of Order and Conflict in the German-American Atlantic of the Nineteenth Century,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Historian of American Foreign Relations, June 25-28, 2009. Decemb...
“A German Way of War? The Case of the Wilhelmine Navy,” North Carolina German Studies Workshop Series, Ways of War: Violence and the Culture of Conflict in modern Germany, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, April 17-18, 2009. December 4, 2009