Christoph Nitschke

Christoph Nitschke is a historian of U.S. foreign relations, empire, and capitalism in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. His research focuses on the social, cultural, and political dimensions of finance and diplomacy from a transnational and transatlantic perspective. Chris received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Oxford in July 2020 with a dissertation entitled "Boom and Bust Diplomacy: The Financial Crisis of 1873 and U.S. Foreign Relations." He is currently turning this work into a book. Chris is also a 2021-22 John F Kennedy Memorial Fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard.

Selected Publications

  • Nitschke, C. and Rose, M. (2021). ‘Financial Crises’. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History.
  • Nitschke, C. (2018). 'Theory and History of Financial Crises: Explaining the Panic of 1873.' The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 17(2), pp. 221–240.