Sloane Nilsen

Sloane Nilsen is a PhD student in the History Department pursuing a specialization in modern German and German-Jewish cultural history. His dissertation will examine the ways in which the Nazi regime relied upon natural darkness – the nighttime – to consolidate power in Berlin between 1933 and 1939. It will simultaneously explore Jewish and queer nocturnal subcultures that were maintained or developed in the city during the period.

He holds an MA in History and Literature from Columbia University (2019), an MLitt in Transnational, Global, and Spatial History from the University of St Andrews (2018), and a BA in History and European Studies from the College of William and Mary (2017).