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Graduate Students

Andrew Kless

Andrew Kless

Track: PhD
Adviser: Matthew Lenoe

Major Fields: Modern Germany; Modern Russia
Minor Fields: Japanese Imperialism; First World War


European History

Research Interests

Germanic-Slavic interaction during and before the First World War


Infighting at the Front: Officers, Bureaucrats, and Politicians at war in German-occupied Russian Poland, 1914-1915


MA, History, University of Rochester 2016
MA, History, Syracuse University 2010
BA, History (major) and Political Science (major), Syracuse University 2008

Selected Publications

  • “‘Süd-Preußen’: Conceptions of Colonization in the Conquered East, 1914-1918”, American Canadian Conference in German and Modern European History. University of Rochester, 20-21 April, 2012
  • Polish to English partial translation and narration of  the film,“Zdjęcie”(1968), by Krystof Kieślowski, University of Rochester, during a lecture by Adam Mickiewicz University visiting Professor, Marek Hendrykowski, 1 October 2011
  • "Britain's Entry into the European Community", Moynihan European Research Center: European Union Graduate Student Simulation: "Quo Vadis Europa et NATO?" Syracuse University, 14 April, 2009


  • Instructor, HIS 100 "Stalin and his Legacy in Eastern Europe, 1939-1991," University of Rochester, Spring 2017
  • Instructor, HST 362 "World War II," State University of New York at Brockport, Spring 2016
  • Teaching Assistant, HIS 225W "Europe & The Great War," University of Rochester, Spring 2016
  • Teaching Assistant, HIS 225 "Germany & Austria," University of Rochester, Fall 2012


  • Research Grant - Kurzstipendium, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), 2016
  • German Studies Research Grant, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), 2015
  • Sanford Elwitt Memorial Prize for Research in European History, University of Rochester, 2015
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellow, Polish Language, US Department of Education, 2009-2010
  • Association of the United States Army History Award, Association of the United States Army, 2007
  • Syracuse University Scholar Athlete, Men’s Track and Field, 2006