Monica Black is an associate professor of history. Her current study, Evil after Nazism: Miracles, Medicine, and Moral Authority in West Germany, builds on insights from many fields — including phenomenology, moral anthropology, religious studies, social psychology, and the history and anthropology of medicine — to offer a reinterpretation of the post-WWII, post-Holocaust era in (West) Germany as one defined by a struggle for moral truth in a moment of profound disillusion.
The project has been awarded the Berlin Prize of the American Academy in Berlin and an ACLS fellowship for the 2014-15 academic year. Black was also recently selected as the inaugural Donald S. and Jacquelyn L. Denbo Humanities Faculty Fellow. She also recently received the Award for New Research, Scholarly & Creative Projects in the Arts & Humanities from the College of Arts and Sciences.