20th-Century U.S., Foreign Relations, Gender, Cultural Globalization, Human Rights, International History, U.S.-European Relations


Petra Goedde is Professor of History at Temple University and co-editor of the journal Diplomatic History. She received her MA and PhD in History from Northwestern University. Her research interests are in U.S. foreign relations, transnational, culture, and gender history. She has authored and co-edited six books, among them International History: A Cultural Approach (with Akira Iriye, Bloomsbury 2022); The Politics of Peace: A Global Cold War History (Oxford 2019); and GIs and Germans: Culture, Gender, and Foreign Relations, 1945-1949 (Yale 2003). She has written articles on cultural globalization since 1945, transnational history, and culture and gender in U.S. foreign relations history. From 2015 to 2019 she served as the Director of the Center for the Humanities at Temple (CHAT).  She has held numerous fellowships in support of her research, among them the German Academic Exchange Service, the Charles Warren Center at Harvard University, the Shelby Cullom Davis Center at Princeton University, and the Center of Advanced Studies at the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany.

Selected Publications


Courses Taught


  • Introduction to Global Studies
  • Global Connections (Global Studies Foundation Course)
  • Global Crisis (GenEd)
  • Superpower America
  • Writing Seminar in American History
  • Intermediate Writing Seminar in American History
  • America during World War II
  • Utopia-Dystopia: European Views of the United States Since 1800
  • The 1960s in International Perspective.
  • U.S. and German Cold War Perspectives, 1945-1990.
  • Cold War Culture in America
  • United States Foreign Relations.
  • United States since 1920.
  • United States, 1865 to the Present


  • Seminar in International History
  • Introduction to American History II (Since 1865)
  • Readings in Diplomatic History
  • Cross-Cultural Encounters
  • Dissertation Colloquium