Elizabeth Drummond (she/her) is Associate Professor of History, Director of the Single-Subject Teacher Preparation Program in Social Science (History), and affiliated faculty in the Jewish Studies Program. She earned her Ph.D. at Georgetown University, where she studied with Roger Chickering. Professor Drummond is a social and cultural historian of modern Central Europe, with a focus on national identity, nationalist mobilization, and the experience of national conflict in the German-Polish borderlands. She has published a number of articles on the German-Polish national conflict in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, including on the role of women in nationalist mobilization and the gendering of nationalism, on the position of Jews in the German-Polish national conflict, on the imagery and symbols employed by German and Polish nationalists in the construction of nationalist identities, on migration in and out of Poznania, and on the problem of Poznań/Posen as a transnational city. Her current research projects include a book project entitled "German Dams, Polish Floods, National Boycotts: National Identity and Nationalist Mobilization in the German-Polish Borderland of Poznania, 1886-1914" and a new project on the artist Max Thalmann. She is also a member of the team that founded and maintains the interdisciplinary digital project the German Studies Collaboratory. Professor Drummond teaches broadly in modern European and world history, including a First-Year Seminar on bystanders during the Holocaust; lower-division courses in world history, environmental history, and modern European history; and upper-division courses in modern German history, modern Polish history, European gender history, European imperialism, and European popular culture. She is the co-founder and co-coordinator of the German Studies Association's Teaching Network. Professor Drummond just completed a term as chair of the History Department (2017-2021), having previously served as president of the LMU Faculty Senate (2015-2017) and chair of the BCLA College Council (2018-2020).
Professor Drummond is on leave during the 2021-2022 academic year.
(Profile photo ©2019 Maria Martin Photography)
Georgetown University : Ph.D., History
Georgetown University: M.A., German and European Studies
Georgetown University: B.S., Foreign Service
Areas of Expertise (13)
Modern European History
2018 Popiden Distinguished Faculty Service Award (professional)
Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, Loyola Marymount University
2018 Inclusive Excellence Upper-Division Course Transformation Award (professional)
With Amy Woodson-Boulton, for transforming the History curriculum from Loyola Marymount University's Intercultural Council.
- American Historical Association
- National Council on Public History
- German Studies Association
- Central European History Society
- Polish Studies Association
- Association for Slavic East European and Eurasian Studies
- World History Association
Media Appearances (7)
“Rethinking History Pedagogy and Teaching with the Shift Online”
LMU This Week
“The Angry Age”
Interviewed for the article.
“Hate’s Political Comeback"
Off Press—the Podcast of LMU Magazine
“Fascism Is On the Minds of Book Buyers – and Publishers Are Taking Notice"
Los Angeles Times
Interviewed for the article.
Playa Vista Direct
Article about an assignment that I did in my HIST 2910 Telling History in Public course.
“Tracking Rage’s Path through U.S. Politics”
Interviewed for the article.
Europe's Lessons on History
“Teaching Modern World History, Or: How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace the Urgency of Climate Change”World History Connected
With Amy Woodson-Boulton, “Teaching Modern World History, Or: How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace the Urgency of Climate Change,” for World History Connected: The eJournal of Learning and Teaching, forthcoming.
“How I Hacked My Syllabus: Experiments in Teaching”German Studies Collaboratory
Zeitnah Blog Post, 19 July 2021
“Posen or Poznań, Rathaus or Ratusz: Nationalizing the Cityscape in the German-Polish Borderland”Transnationalism and the German City
“Posen or Poznań, Rathaus or Ratusz: Nationalizing the Cityscape in the German-Polish Borderland,” in Transnationalism and the German City, edited by Jeffry M. Diefendorf and Janet Ward, 37–54 (New York: Palgrave, 2014).
“In and Out of the Ostmark: Migration, Settlement, and Demographics in Poznania, 1871–1918”Itinerario
“In and Out of the Ostmark: Migration, Settlement, and Demographics in Poznania, 1871–1918,” Itinerario: International Journal on the History of European Expansion and Global Interaction, 37/Special Issue 01 “Globalizing Germany: Exchange Networks in an Age of Nation-Empires,” edited by Matt Fitzpatrick and Peter Monteath (April 2013): 73–86.
“From ‘verloren gehen’ to ‘verloren bleiben’: Changing German Discourses on Nation and Nationalism in Poznania”The Germans and the East
“From ‘verloren gehen’ to ‘verloren bleiben’: Changing German Discourses on Nation and Nationalism in Poznania,” in The Germans and the East, edited by Charles Ingrao (Purdue University Press, 2008), 226–240.
“‘Einen kräftigen Dam gegen die polnische Hochflut zu errichten’: Natur und Kultur im deutschen Ostmarkendiskurs, 1886–1914"Die nationale Identität der Deutschen
“‘Einen kräftigen Dam gegen die polnische Hochflut zu errichten’: Natur und Kultur im deutschen Ostmarkendiskurs, 1886–1914 [‘To Build a Powerful Dam Against the Flood’: Nature and Culture in German Discourses About the Eastern Marches, 1886–1914],” in Die nationale Identität der Deutschen: Philosophische Imaginationen und historische Realität deutscher Mentalität, edited by Wolfgang Bialas (Frankfurt a.M.: Peter Lang Verlag, 2002), 99–114.
“On the Borders of the Nation: Jews and the German-Polish National Conflict in Poznania, 1886–1914”Nationalities Papers
“On the Borders of the Nation: Jews and the German-Polish National Conflict in Poznania, 1886–1914,” Nationalities Papers 29/3 (2001): 459–475.
“‘Durch Liebe stark, deutsch bis ins Mark’: Weiblicher Kulturimperialismus und der Deutsche Frauenverein für die Ostmarken"Nation, Politik und Geschlecht
“‘Durch Liebe stark, deutsch bis ins Mark’: Weiblicher Kulturimperialismus und der Deutsche Frauenverein für die Ostmarken [‘Strong Through Love, German Into the Mark’: Female Cultural Imperialism and the German Women’s Association for the Eastern Marches],” in Nation, Politik und Geschlecht. Frauenbewegungen und Nationalismus in der Moderne, edited by Ute Planert (Frankfurt: Campus-Verlag, 2000), 147–164.