First Year Academic Advisor (Arts & Letters)
Mark Kettler is an academic advisor for first-year students. He received his B.A. in History and Political Science from Notre Dame in 2012, and holds a PhD in history from the University of California, Berkeley (conferred 2018).
Kettler is a historian of Germany and East-Central Europe who studies imperialism and colonialism to analyze larger questions of national identity and the relationship of ethnic minorities to the modern state. His current book project examines the German occupation of Russian Poland during the First World War, arguing that this occupation fundamentally transformed how German elites understood the relationship between ethnic diversity and imperial stability. His work has been published in Central European History, German History, and Nationalities Papers.
Kettler’s advising philosophy focuses on career discernment, constructing a coherent curriculum, and developing intellectual expertise and independence.