Bodie A. Ashton.
I’m a Ph.D. in History, and a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. My primary area of expertise is German history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. I am experienced in the use of historical archives, particularly in Germany, and I am fluent in German.
In addition to writing my thesis, I am also often employed as a sessional tutor, and I have taught at both the University of Adelaide and at Flinders University, in areas ranging from general European and imperial histories from 1492 to 1900, the twentieth century, European great powers and their influence in the Middle East, and Russian and Soviet history. My interests are broad, and I have lectured and written papers on various issues relating to political, social, economic, and military history, though my primary historical loves remain Germany and Russia.
When I’m not researching, writing, or teaching history, I enjoy writing science-fiction. I am a jazz fan, and I do my best work sitting in a coffee bar with a million books. Hence, the title of this blog!
My academia.edu profile can be found here.