Robert M. Beachy

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Robert Beachy (born January 5, 1965 in Aibonito, Puerto Rico) is associate professor of history at the Underwood International College at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea.[1] He formerly taught at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. Beachy is the brother of Stanford biologist Philip A. Beachy and is a cousin of author Stephen Beachy and of Roger N. Beachy, who was appointed by President Barack Obama as the first Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).


Beachy specializes in the intellectual and cultural history of Germany and Europe, and is known for his work on the history of sexuality in the Weimar Republic, under the Nazis, and in Germany after the Second World War. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1998; his M.A. in History from the University of Chicago in 1989; and, his B.A. in History from Earlham College, 1988.[2]

In 2009, Beachy was named a fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for his research on homosexuality in Nazi Germany. Beachy's work also has received support from the Huntington Library, the National Humanities Center, the Max Planck Institute for History, the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the American Philosophical Society.

In 2015, his work "Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity" was named a Stonewall Honor Book in Non-Fiction by the American Library Association.[3]


  • Long Knives: Homosexuality in Nazi Germany (in preparation).
  • Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity (Alfred A. Knopf 2014).
  • "The German Invention of Homosexuality," The Journal of Modern History, Vol. 82, No. 4 (Dec. 2010), pp. 801–38.
  • German Civil Wars: Nation Building and Historical Memory, 1756-1914, co-authored with James Retallack (forthcoming, Oxford).
  • Pious Pursuits: German Moravians in the Atlantic World, ed. with Michele Gillespie (Berghahn 2007)
  • Who Ran the Cities? Elite and Urban Power Structures, 1700-2000, ed. with Ralf Roth (Ashgate 2007)
  • The Soul of Commerce: Credit, Property and Politics in Leipzig, 1750-1840 (Brill 2005)
  • Women Business & Finance in Nineteenth Century Europe: Rethinking Separate Spheres, ed. with Beatrice Craig & Alastair Owens (Berg 2005)

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships[edit]


  1. ^ Berghahn, V. R. (31 October 2014). "'Gay Berlin,' by Robert Beachy". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Faculty Profiles: Underwood International Center". Underwood International Center, Yonsei University. Yonsei University.
  3. ^ JAMUNDSEN (3 February 2015). "2015 Stonewall Book Awards announced". Retrieved 10 August 2017.

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