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January 23, 2017 | By Ohio Wesleyan University

Richard Steigmann-Gall, Ph.D.

Historian to Discuss 2016 U.S. Elections Jan. 31 at Ohio Wesleyan

Richard Steigmann-Gall, Ph.D., to Review Previous Shifts ‘From Populism to Fascism’

DELAWARE, Ohio – Historian Richard Steigmann-Gall will discuss “From Populism to Fascism? What History and Europe Tell about the 2016 American Election” when he speaks at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at Ohio Wesleyan University.

Steigmann-Gall, Ph.D., associate professor of history at Kent State University and author of “The Holy Reich: Nazi Conceptions of Christianity, 1919-1945,” will speak in Benes Rooms A and B of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware.

Steigmann-Gall’s academic interests concern the cultural and religious dimensions of German National Socialism, specifically the cohort of Nazis who believed in “positive Christianity” and the struggles they waged with Nazism’s neo-pagans for religious dominance in the Third Reich. He earned his doctorate from the University of Toronto. 

Steigmann-Gall’s presentation is sponsored by the OWU International Studies Program. Admission is free. Learn more at

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