Mark A. Mengerink

Dr. Mark A. Mengerink

Ph.D., University of Toledo, 2006
M.A., University of Toledo, 2000
B.A., B.S., The Ohio State University, 1994

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(409) 880-7618

Mark A. Mengerink studies German and European history since 1648, with particular interests in genocide and the Holocaust. In addition to teaching American history surveys, he teaches courses on world history, Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, 19th- and 20th-century Europe, the modern Middle East, historical methods, and the graduate historiography course. An innovator in the classroom, Dr. Mengerink contributed to the book Active and Collaborative Learning across the Curriculum at Lamar University (2015).  His article on a Southeast Texas veteran's role in O.S.S. operations in occupied Norway during World War II appeared in the Texas Gulf Historical and Biographical Record.  He has also contributed articles on such topics as Hitler, the Holocaust, suicide, and heavy metal music to the edited anthologies Music Sociology: An Introduction to the Role of Music in Social Life (Paradigm, 2013); World War II and the Holocaust in History and Memory (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013); and Trajectories of Memory: Intergenerational Representations of the Holocaust in History and the Arts (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008).  Dr. Mengerink is working on two book-length projects.  Jews, Suicide, and the Holocaust, is based on his dissertation and examines the role of suicide in the Jewish Holocaust experience.  The other, tentatively titled Are You Well?: When Studying the Holocaust Becomes a Problem, explores the impact of studying genocide and atrocity on the scholars who research those topics.  See full c.v.