My name is Chris Juergens (CV) and I am a doctoral candidate in the History Department at Florida State University, where I also direct a War & Society Workshop. My dissertation focuses on the German “soldier trade” during the Age of Revolutions and the American War of Independence specifically. I am generally interested in themes of war & society, violence, revolution, and counterrevolution in the Early Modern World. As history is fundamentally the story of individuals and their actions, I weave the accounts and perspectives of ordinary and extraordinary people into the greater political, cultural, and military contexts of the past. On the side, I like to work on underutilized German military sources of the World Wars.
I am a member of the Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution at Florida State University, the Masséna Society, the Society for Military History, and the American Historical Association, and I volunteer at the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience.