Dr. Maria D. Mitchell is Associate Professor of History at Franklin and Marshall College. After graduating in 1987 from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, she received a PhD from Boston University in Modern European History with a minor field in European Imperialism in 1995. Her dissertation focused on the Christian Democratic movement in occupied Germany — the first avowedly democratic interconfessional political party in German history. Since then, Dr. Mitchell’s research interests have broadened to include the role of women in occupied Germany, Protestant-Catholic relations in twentieth-century Germany, and the utopian visions of German Christians and National Socialists. She has also published on politicized memories of Nazism in early West Germany.