Dr. Regina Mühlhäuser


Contact for the international research group on Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts

2008 Associated with the Ravensbrück Concentration Camp Memorial

2008 Completion of a doctoral degree in history at the University of Cologne with a thesis entitled "Zwischen ,Rassereinheit' und Potenzfantasien". Der nationalsozialistische Umgang mit Vergewaltigung, Prostitution, romantischen Verhältnissen und Kindern deutscher Männer in den besetzten Gebieten der Sowjetunion (1941-1945)"

2005 Research Fellow, German Historical Institute, Washington, DC

2003–2007: Scholarship holder, Hamburg Foundation for the Advancement of Research and Culture

2001–2003: Staff member in the Research Unit: Theory and History of Violence

1996–2001: Editorial assistant for the journal "Beiträge zur Geschichte der nationalsozialistischen Verfolgung in Norddeutschland", published by the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial

1994: Recipient of a scholarship from ASA; research stay in Seoul, South Korea

Studied history, modern German literature, and Korean studies at the University of Hamburg and Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea

Selected Publications


Reframing sexual violence as a weapon and strategy of war: the case of the German Wehrmacht during the war and genocide in the Soviet Union, 1941-1944. In: Journal of the history of sexuality. 26(2017),3; S. 366-401



2010 Offermann-Hergarten Award

2010 Geisteswissenschaften International, award to promote the German-English translation of outstanding books from the humanities

2001 City of Krefeld Award for Junior Scholars