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Kelly Palmer, Ph.D.

Kelly Palmer


Office Location: King Center 552
Phone: (303) 556-4353
Fax: (303) 556-6037
Areas of Expertise:

  • Modern European History
  • Modern France
  • Holocaust
  • Historical Memory
  • ​Ph.D., History, Michigan State University
  • M.A., International Relations, University of Denver
  • B.A., International Relations, Michigan State University
Kelly Palmer graduated from Michigan State University (B.A.) and the Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver (M.A.) with degrees in international relations and political theory.  She continued her studies graduating from Michigan State University with a Ph.D. in modern European history.  Her scholarly and teaching interests are focused on modern European history, with particular emphases on political history, social and cultural movements, and intellectual history.  Kelly's current research is focused on the role played by humanitarian organizations in World War II Vichy France and the intersection between collaboration and resistance.  She teaches courses in modern Europe, modern France and imperialism.
  • “Between Collaboration and Resistance, Humanitarian Ties to Vichy in pre-1942 France: The American Friends Service Committee.” Under Review
  • Graduate Seminar, “Memory and War”
  • The Age of Imperialism
  • Nations and Classes: 19th Century Europe
  • World At War, 1914-1945
  • Enlightenment and French Revolution
  • Twentieth Century Europe​ 
  • Modern France

Summer 2014: Interim break.  Please email​.