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History | Raymond Sun

Associate Professor of History

Wilson-Short Hall 339


Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, 1992
B.A., Swarthmore College, 1982

Teaching & Research Interests

The social history of religion, modern German history, Holocaust and genocide studies, military history.

Major Scholarly Publications


Before the Enemy Is Within Our Walls: Catholic Workers in Cologne, 1885–1912: A Social, Cultural and Political History (Boston: Humanities Press, Inc., a subsidiary of Brill Academic Publishers, 1999).


“Finding Light in the Darkness? The Historical Treatment of Genocide as a Template for the Field of Hate Studies,” Journal of Hate Studies Vol. 3, No. 1 (2003–04): 167–75.

“‘Hammer Blow”: Work, the Workplace, and the Culture of Masculinity among Catholic Workers in the Weimar Republic,” in Central European History 37, No. 2 (Summer 2004): 245–71.

“Catholic–Marxist Competition in the Working-Class Parishes of Cologne during the Weimar Republic,” in Catholic Historical Review 83, No. 1 (January 1997): 20–43.

Honors & Awards

1999–2000 William F. Mullen Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Liberal Arts, Washington State University

2007 Elected to the WSU President’s Teaching Academy

Washington State University