Kara L. Ritzheimer is an assistant professor of history at Oregon State University (OSU). She received her Ph.D. from State University of New York, Binghamton and is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a Center for the Humanities Fellowship at OSU, and a Faculty Research Grant from OSU. She has published previously on the topics of censorship and gender in Weimar Germany and has participated in summer seminars hosted by the German History Institute, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Fulbright Commission in Germany. She is a member of the German Studies Association and the Society for the History of Childhood and Youth.
'Ritzheimer's ['Trash', Censorship, and National Identity in Early Twentieth-Century Germany] is a multifaceted, well-researched book that has much to offer scholars of widely varying interests. And her larger argument - that 'anti-'trash' activists ... paved a rhetorical path ... even an emotional one' to the far more brutal censoriousness of the National Socialist regime - is sobering.' David Ciarlo, American Historical Review