Alexander Sedlmaier works on contemporary German, European and North American history. He has been teaching at Bangor University since September 2007. He is currently Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Movements at Ruhr-University Bochum. Between 2003 and 2007 he was the AF Thompson Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at Wadham College, Oxford. Before coming to the UK, he worked as a researcher and lecturer at the Department of History at Technische Universität Berlin, where he obtained his doctorate in 2000.
Alexander Sedlmaier is currently interested in questions of protest, social movements, war, and political violence. His first book examines transatlantic relations in the era of the First World War. His second book looks at the West German radical Left and the new social movements from the double perspective of the history of consumption and the history of violence.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship hosted by the Institute for Social Movements, Ruhr-Universität Bochum: The Continuation of Politics with Other Means: War and Protest, 1914−2011 (COPWOM). The project extends from 2017-2019.