Ida E. King Distinguished Scholar during 2006-2007
r. Phayer’s work has focused on the role of the Vatican and the Catholic Church during times of conflict. He his works predominantly focus on 19th and 20th century European History as well as the Holocaust. Some of Dr. Phayer’s publications include The Catholic Church and the Holocaust, 1930-1965 (2000) and Pius XII, the Holocaust, and the Cold War (2007). Shortly after Dr. Phayer earned his Ph.D. from the University of Munich in 1968, he began teaching history at Marquette University. He spent the majority of his academic career at Marquette University and retired in 2002. His work has been honored by Yad Vashem. He has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies in Washington DC, as well as a Senior Fulbright Research Fellow.
1968: Ph.D. from University of Munich
Areas of Expertise:
European History (19th-20th century), Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Religious Studies
Selected Publications Include:
- Sexual Liberation and Religion in Nineteenth Century Europe. Totowa: Rowman and Littlefield, 1977.
- Protestant and Catholic Women in Nazi Germany. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1990.
- Fleischner, Eva and Michael Phayer. Cries in the Night: Women Who Challenged the Holocaust. Kansas City: Sheed & Ward, 1997.
- The Catholic Church and the Holocaust, 1930-1965. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2000.
- Pius XII, the Holocaust, and the Cold War. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2007.