Dr. Kristin Semmens

Dr. Kristin Semmens
Assistant Teaching Professor
History, Germanic and Slavic Studies

PhD University of Cambridge (UK)

Office: CLE B204

Kristin Semmens is an Assistant Teaching Professor in both Germanic and Slavic Studies and the History Departments. She studied at the University of British Columbia (BA Honours in History), the University of Victoria (MA in History) and the University of Cambridge, UK (PhD in History).

She specializes in German history over the 20th century, with special interest and expertise in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. Her book, Seeing Hitler’s Germany: Tourism in the Third Reich, offers an in depth look at state-run and commercial tourism under the Nazi regime. She also teaches classes in public history: how we learn about the past outside academia, whether it be in museums, historical fiction or even video games.

Dr. Semmens is an award-winning teacher. She is the recipient of UVic’s 2013 Gilian Sherwin Award and five-time winner of the UVic History Department’s “Most Valuable Professor” Award. She is currently working on a book manuscript entitled Nazi Germany in Focus, a short introduction to the Third Reich intended for undergraduates and university instructors.

The Holocaust
GMST 580 A01

Thursdays, 2:30 - 4:20 pm

This course will integrate both asynchronous and synchronous methods.