Department Chair:
Renee Romano

Administrative Assistant:
Kathy King

Department Email:

Phone: 440 775 8520
Fax: 440 775 6910

Rice Hall 316
10 North Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:00-12:00, 1:00-4:30

Annemarie (Ari) Sammartino

Annemarie (Ari) Sammartino

Associate Professor of History

Contact Information


Rice Hall 311
(440) 775-6572

Personal Office Hours:
Monday 4:00-5:00 Thursday 2:00-3:00 And by appointment

Annemarie Sammartino

Annemarie (Ari) Sammartino

Annemarie Sammartino

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, Rice University, 1996
  • Master of Arts, University Michigan Ann Arbor, 1998
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University Michigan Ann Arbor, 2004

Annemarie Sammartino is the author of The Impossible Border: Germany and the East, 1914-1922 (Cornell UP, 2010), which addresses the political and ideological ramifications of migration during and after World War I.  She has also published articles on citizenship and asylum policy in interwar Germany, paramilitary politics in Europe after World War I, and urban history in East Germany and the United States. She is now working on a monographic study of mobility and spatial planning in East Germany from 1949-1989, as well as a project on urban crisis and mass housing in New York City from 1965-2000. In addition, she is the author Stepping into the Past (Oxford UP, forthcoming), a book of pedagogical activities and games for the European History classroom. Prof. Sammartino teaches courses in modern European history, including a first year seminar on everyday life in 20th c. European dicatorships, lecture courses on gender in Modern Europe and the history of Germany and Central Europe, as well as upper level classes in urban and migration history and intellectual history.