Prof. Ronald Joseph Granieri

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Ronald Granieri
Ronald Granieri

Ronald J. Granieri is Adjunct Assistant Professor of History at Temple University. A native of Niagara Falls, NY, his specialties are European International Politics and Diplomacy, the Cold War, European Integration, and European-American relations, with special attention to the period after 1945. After receiving his A.B. in History (1989) from Harvard, he received an M.A. (1991) and Ph.D. (1996) in History from the University of Chicago, and has also studied at the Universities of Heidelberg and Cologne in Germany. He is the author of The Ambivalent Alliance: Konrad Adenauer, the CDU/CSU, and the West, 1949-1966 (Berghahn Books, 2003) and is currently completing a manuscript entitled German Christian Democracy from Detente to Reunification for Oxford University Press.


Prof. Granieri is the 2006 and 2010 winner of the University of Pennsylvania's Department of History's Richard S. Dunn Award for Undergraduate Teaching and Penn's Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Award For Distinguished Teaching By An Assistant Professor, as well as the 2008 winner of Penn's College of General Studies Distinguished Teaching Award for Standing Faculty. Fellowships have included a Research Fellowship and a Federal Chancellor Scholarship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, as well as membership in the American Council on Germany's Young Leader Program. In addition to teaching at Penn for several years, he also taught at Furman University, and has served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Tübingen.