University of Erfurt

Dr. Silvan Niedermeier


Research Interests:

U.S. Cultural History, History of the American South, African American history, History of Violence, Visual History, Colonial History, History of U.S. Imperialism


CV & Publications


Current Project: Expanding the Kodak Zone: Photography and the Imperial Self in the Philippine American War (1898-1913)


PhD Project:

Silvan Niedermeier, Racism and Civil Rights. Police Torture in the American South 1930-1955. Hamburg: Hamburger Edition, 2014.

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.




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