Dr. Gatens is a specialist in the social and intellectual history of Germany, especially during the era of the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich. She writes about the collapse of academic freedom in German universities during the 1920s, the anti-fascist and anti-militarist campaigns of the German League for Human Rights during the interwar years, and racism as a component of National Socialism. Her research and writing in the area of Holocaust education focuses on the effectiveness of particular teaching and learning strategies for high school and college students. She has planned and conducted seminars, symposia and workshops on Holocaust Education since 1982. She is currently Director of the Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education in the College of Education at Florida Atlantic University. She is a member of the Florida Task Force on Holocaust Education and a member of the Save Darfur Coalition of South Palm Beach. Before coming to South Florida, she was Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of History at Belmont University in Nashville.
Links of Interest:
Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education
Curriculum Vitae (Available upon request)