Edward B. Westermann received his doctorate from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and is a Regents Professor of History at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. He has published extensively on the Holocaust and military history, and he is the author of Hitler’s Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars: Comparing Genocide and Conquest (Oklahoma, 2016), Hitler’s Police Battalions: Enforcing Racial War in the East (Kansas, 2005), Flak: German Anti-aircraft Defenses, 1914-1945 (Kansas, 2001) and the co-editor of Expeditionary Police Advising and Militarization: Building Security in a Fractured World (Helion, 2018) and Air Force Advising and Assistance: Developing Airpower in Client States (Helion, 2018). He is a former Fulbright Fellow at the Free University of Berlin, a US Holocaust Memorial Museum Fellow, a three-time fellow of the German Academic Exchange Service, a Clements Center Fellow of the DeGolyer Library at SMU, and a Fellow of Keene State College’s Genocide Studies and Prevention Program. He has won numerous teaching awards and was inducted into Texas A&M University-System Chancellor’s Academy of Teacher Educators in 2018. Dr. Westermann’s areas of expertise include modern European history, the Holocaust, and war and society. His newest book, Drunk with Genocide: Alcohol and Mass Murder in Nazi Germany is with Cornell University Press in association with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and was published in March 2021. He was a J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Fellow at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum for AY 2018-2019. From January 2019 unit September 2021, he served as a Commissioner on the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission.
Research Interests: Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Nazi Germany, World War II, and Military Theory.