Faculty Experts - Paul Steege, Ph.D.

Paul Steege, Ph.D.

Paul Steege, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of History
Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Science

Area of Expertise:

  • 20th Century Germany
  • Berlin
  • Berlin Blockade and Airlift
  • History of Soccer


Twentieth-century Germany was the locus for some of the most seismic world-changing events in history. From empire to integration into the European Union, Dr. Steege has an intimate understanding of the cultural influences and events that shaped and secured Germany's enduring place of international importance. Dr. Steege's areas of specialty include the history of Berlin, life in Nazi Germany, and the World War II Berlin Blockade and Airlift.


  • Ph.D., University of Chicago
  • A.B., Princeton University

Selected Publications

  • Black Market, Cold War: Everyday Life in Berlin, 1946-1949. New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007 (paperback October 2008).
  • "Everyday Life in Nazi Germany" (forum moderated by Andrew Stuart Bergerson; with Elissa Mailänder Koslov, Gideon Reuveni, and Dennis Sweeney.) German History 27, no. 9 (October 2009): 560-79.
  • "Looking to Berlin for Inspiration." H-German (posted October 1, 2008). Looking to Berlin for Inspiration
  • "Kalter Krieg: Made in Berlin." [Cold War: Made in Berlin] Die Welt (12 July 2008): 9, archived at: www.welt.de

Selected Research

  • Currently researching and working on book project about Violence in 20th Century Berlin and article on Ernst Junger in Berlin.

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