Dr. Silvan Niedermeier


Areas of Research:

US American cultural history, history of the US South, African American history, history of violence, visual history, colonial history, history of US imperialism


CV & Publications


Current Project:

Returning the Colonial Gaze. Photography and Counterhegemonic Subject Positions in the Philippine-American War (1899-1902)



Silvan Niedermeier, Rassismus und Bürgerrechte. Polizeifolter im Süden der USA 1930-1955. Hamburg: Hamburger Edition, 2014. Link

Book review: Link

Silvan Niedermeier, The Color of the Third Degree. Racism, Police Torture, and Civil Rights in the American South, 1930–1955. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2019. Link


Picture shows Silvan Niedermeier

Contact information

C19 - Research Building "Weltbeziehungen", C19.01.08

Tel.: +49 361 737-4416

Fax: +49 361 737-4419


Office hours

Wed. 11:30 - 12:30