Anni Cecil

Professor of History; Henrietta Jennings Faculty Chair for Outstanding Teaching (2015-2020)


Knapton 326

M/W 1:30-3:00 and by appointment

(508) 286-3653

(508) 286-3640


My teaching and research interests include nineteenth-century Europe; modern German and Russian history; and European military history.




Ph.D., Boston College
B.A., University of Maryland



Research Interests




Teaching Interests

Courses I teach regularly include:





“The Abolition of the Army Canteen, 1898-1914,” The Journal of Military History, July 2016.

“The U.S. Armed Forces and the Development of Anti-NATO Protest in West Germany, 1980-1989.” In GIs in Germany: The Social, Economic, Military, and Political History of the American Military Presence, 1945-2000, edited by Detlev Junker. Cambridge University Press, 2014.

“U.S. Military Bases and the Rehabilitation of West Germany in the 1950s.” In Political and Social Impact of Military Bases: Historical Perspectives, Contemporary Challenges: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, edited by Luis Rodrigues. Lisbon, Portugal: NATO Joint War College, 2009.

Life in the U.S. Armed Forces: (Not) Just Another Job. Praeger (2008).

U.S. Soldiers Overseas: The Global Military Presence. Praeger (2004).

“Daughters of Mars: Army Officers’ Wives and Military Culture on the American Frontier.” The Historian 67, no 1 (December 2004).

Wiesbaden and the Americans, 1945-2003. Wiesbaden StadtArchiv Verlag (2003).

Entries for The Encyclopedia of German-American Relations, The NATO Encyclopedia, Women and War, Europe since 1945: An Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Military Science.






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