Thomas Maulucci

Adjunct Professor

Ph.D., Yale


Tom Maulucci holds a BA in International Relations, Economics, and German from Canisius College and a PhD in Modern European History from Yale University.  He has taught on the university level in both the United States and Germany for over twenty years.

Areas of Specialty

Twentieth-Century Diplomatic and International History; Modern German History; Film History

Research Interests

Soviet Bloc Ideology, Propaganda, and Public Diplomacy; Cold War Film; The History of Diplomacy

Community Outreach

Early College Experience (ECE) HIST 1400 Faculty Coordinator

Current Projects

DEFA’s Foreign Ministry Films: Presenting the German Democratic Republic to the World, 1962-1989

The Soviet Bloc’s “Ideological Offensive” in the 1970s and 1980s

Selected Publications


G.I.s in Germany: The Social, Economic, Cultural, and Political History of the American Military Presence, eds. Thomas W. Maulucci, Jr., and Detlef Junker.  Publications of the German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013).

Adenauer’s Foreign Office: West German Diplomats and Diplomacy in the Shadow of the Third Reich, 1945-1955 (DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 2012).

100 Years of Heroin, ed. David F. Musto with the assistance of Pamela Korsmeyer and Thomas W. Maulucci (Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002).

Articles and Book Chapters

“The DEFA ‘Foreign Ministry Films’: Presenting the German Democratic Republic to the World, 1962-1989,” in Documenting Socialism: East German Documentary Film, ed. Seán Allan & Sebastian Heiduschke (forthcoming, Berghahn Books).

“German Diplomats and the Myth of the Two Foreign Offices,” in “Nazi Self-Help” and Recast Identities: Post-War Fates of Nazi Functional Elites, ed. David A. Messenger and Katrin Paehler (Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky Press, 2015), 139-167.

“Introduction.” In G.I.s in Germany, ed. Maulucci and Junker (see above), 1-33.

(with Peter Hayes), “Die Entlastungsfabrik [The Exoneration Factory]” and “Berufswechsel und Netzwerke [Career Changes and Networks],” in Eckart Conze, Norbert Frei, Peter Hayes, and Moshe Zimmermann, Das Amt und die Vergangenheit: Deutsche Diplomaten im Dritten Reich und in der Bundesrepublik [The Office and the Past: German Diplomats in the Third Reich and in the Federal Republic] (Munich: Karl Blessing Verlag, 2010), 342-362.

“Herbert Blankenhorn in the Third Reich.” Central European History 42, no. 2 (June 2009): 253-278.

“Cold War Berlin in the Movies: From The Big Lift to The Promise,” in Why We Fought: America’s Wars in Film & History, ed. Peter C. Rollins and John E. O’Connor (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2008), 317-348.

“Comparing the American Occupations of Germany and Iraq,” Yale Journal of International Affairs 3, no. 1 (Winter 2008): 120-130.

“Die Regierung Schmidt und die Frage der ‘Out of Area’-Einsätze der Bundeswehr, 1974-1982 [The Schmidt Government and the Question of “Out of Area” Bundeswehr Deployments, 1974-1982],“ in Deutschland und die USA in der Internationalen Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts.  Festschrift für Detlef Junker [Germany and the USA in the International History of the Twentieth Century.  Festschrift for Detlef Junker], ed. Manfred Berg and Philipp Gassert (Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2004; Transatlantische Historische Studien 18), 521-541.

“Konrad Adenauer’s April 1953 Visit to the United States and the Limits of the German-American Relationship in the Early 1950s.”  German Studies Review 26, no. 3 (October 2003): 577-596.

“The Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Question of Relations with Communist States, 1953-55.”  Diplomacy and Statecraft 12, no. 1 (March 2001):113-134.

Visiting Professor Thomas Maulucci
Contact Information
Mailing Address241 Glenbrook Road, Wood Hall U-4103, Storrs CT 06269
Office LocationWood Hall, Rm 215
CampusCampus: Storrs
Office HoursSpring 2024: Mon 2-3pm or by appointment