A professor speaks to a group of students sitting in the film viewing room with black and white film on the screen over his shoulder.

Kay McAdams, Ph.D.


  • B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1990
  • M.A., Indiana University, 1993
  • Ph.D., Indiana University, 1999


  • Western Civilization First Year Seminar: Food Issues
  • Women and War
  • Nazi Germany
  • Holocaust in Film
  • First World War

Research Interests

  • Women, War and Peace
  • History in Film
  • Holocaust in Film
  • Nazi Germany and the Holocaust


  • Silberman Fellow, Silberman Seminar on The Holocaust, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, June 2013.
  • Hess Fellow, Hess Seminar on Geography of the Holocaust, fUnited States Holocaust Memorial Museum, January 2012.
  • Holocaust Education Foundation Summer Fellow 2010
  • DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Research Award 1995-96
  • Fulbright Scholar, 1990-1991 (Marburg Germany)

Recent Presentations

  • “’Substitute Men: The struggle for equal pay for equal work in postwar East and West Germany, 1945-1960,” paper presented at Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC. Featured presentation for Women’s History Month, March 2008.
  • “Anatomy of a Course: Pedagogy and Higher Education,” American Historical Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, January 2006.
  • “’Coffee and Cake for the Ladies’: The Factory Women’s Committees, Gender Conflict in the Workplace, and the Construction of a Socialist Economy in East Germany, 1951-1965.” American Historical Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., January 2004.