Friederike   Bruehoefener

Assistant Professor  

Office: ELABS 346A
Email: friederike.bruehoefener@utrgv.edu

Dr. Friederike Bruehoefener





Selected Publications


  • Friederike Bruehoefener. "Contested Masculinities: Debates about Homosexuality in the West-German Bundeswehr in the 1960s and 1970s," Gendering Post-1945 German History: Entanglements. New York: Berghahn Books, 2019.

  • Friederike Bruehoefener, Karen Hagemann, and Donna Harsch, ed. Gendering Post-1945 German History: Entanglements. Oxford & New York: Berghahn Books: 2019.

  • Friederike Bruehoefener "Soldaten mit „Makel“? Männlichkeit und Gesellschaft im Spiegel westdeutscher Debatten über junge Soldaten in den Anfangsjahren der Bundeswehr," Männer mit "Makel": Männlichkeiten und gesellschaftlicher Wandel in der frühen Bundesrepublik, ed. Bernhard Gotto and Elke Seefried . De Gruyter Oldenbourg, December 2016: 127–141.

  • Friederike Bruehoefener. "Politics of Emotions: Journalistic Reflections on the Emotionality of the West German Peace Movement, 1979-1984," German Politics & Society 33, no. 4 (December 2015): 97-111.

  • Friederike Bruehoefener. "Sex and the Soldier: The Discourse about the Moral Conduct of Bundeswehr Soldiers and Officers during the Adenauer Era," Central European History 48, no. 4 (December 2015): 523-540.

  • Friederike Bruehoefener. "Sending Young Men to the Barracks: West Germany’s Struggle over the Establishment of New Armed Forces in the 1950s," Gender and the Long Postwar: Reconsiderations of the United States and the Two Germanys, 1945-1989. Baltimore and Washington, DC: Johns Hopkins University Press/Wilson Center Press, 2014: 145-164.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Linda English. Gender & Women's Studies Program, NEH Humanities Initiatives Hispanic-Serving Institutions, $68,000.00 (January 2017 - August 2018)

  • Friederike Bruehoefener. , Center for European Studies, The University of Texas at Austin , $3,000.00 (June 2016 - July 2016)



Selected Presentations


  • Marisa Knox, Friederike Bruehoefener, Linda English, Cathryn Merla-Watson, and Ernesto Ramirez. " Teaching Gender: Incorporating a Gendered Lens into the Classroom ," NEXUS - THE CLA’s RESEARCH, TEACHING, & SERVICE SYMPOSIUM, College of Liberal Arts, Brownsville, TX (April 2018)

  • Friederike Bruehoefener. " Between Flintenweiber and Karbolmäuschen: Debates about Women’s Military Service in the Late 1970s and Early 1980s," 41st Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Atlanta, Georgia (October 2017)

  • Friederike Bruehoefener. "Against the Triumph of Militarism and the Perversion of True Soldiering’: (Re)Defining Military Service in West Germany in the 1950s," Montana State University at Billing, (April 2016)

  • Friederike Bruehoefener. "The Debate about Homosexuality in the West-German Bundeswehr," German Studies Association Conference, Washington (October 2015)

  • Friederike Bruehoefener. "Soldaten mit Makel: ‘Schwierige, junge‘ Männer im Militär-Politischen Diskurs während der Aufbauphase der Bundeswehr ," Männer mit Makel: Geschlechtsidentitäten und Gesellschaftsordnung in Deutschland und Europa nach 1945, Institute for Contemporary History, Munich (June 2015)

  • Friederike Bruehoefener. "The Duty of the Pater Familias—Defining Compulsory Military Service in West Germany, 1949-1956," 2015 Society for Military History Annual Conference, , Montgomery, Alabama (April 2015)

  • Friederike Bruehoefener. "Marriage and the Military: West German Debates about Soldiers’ Right to Marry, 1952-1958," German Studies Association (GSA) – Thirty-Eight Annual Conference, (September 2014)

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HIST 3307 01 - Women in History:
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