Robert Sackett, Ph.D.

Robert Sackett, Ph.D.

Professor Robert Sackett earned his doctorate from Washington University, St. Louis, following a year of research at the University of Munich. He has published a book, Popular Entertainment, Class and Politics in Munich, 1900-1923, with Harvard University Press. His articles have also appeared in a number of leading scholarly journals, including Theory and Society, Oxford German Studies, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and German History. Most recently he has researched West German commentary on US Civil Rights in the 1950s and 1960s.

At UCCS he has been a member of the Department of History since 1982 and is now Professor and Chair of the Department. He is also past Director of the Humanities Program. He has taught numerous History and Humanities courses, many of them touching on his special fields of interest—modern German history, the Holocaust and cultural history.

Being attached to the new Honors Program is, as he views it, a high honor.

He is married and he and his wife Veronica have seven children. His passions include both the German and Spanish languages, although he is further along in the former than the latter.