Dr. Kamphoefner teaches in the fields of immigration, urbanization, and quantitative methods. He has published widely in the field of immigration and ethnicity, with articles in four languages and three books out in both German and English. One of the pioneers of transatlantic linkage studies with his monograph The Westfalians: From Germany to Missouri (Princeton, 1987), he has now embarked on a larger project involving overseas tracing to multiple destinations, supported by an APS Sabbatical Fellowship last year. Other research interests include bilingual education and the immigrant language transition.
- Kamphoefner, W. D. (2019). What’s New About the New Immigration? A Historian’s Perspective over Two Centuries. Studia Migracyjne – Przegląd Polonijny. 2019 (XLV)(Nr 3 (173)), 7-27.
- Kamphoefner, W. D. (2017). Who Went South? the German Ethnic Niche in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Social Science History. 41(3), 363-392.
- Kamphoefner, W. D. (2012). Comparative Migration History by the Numbers (and the Letters). Historical Methods. 45(4), 153-156.
- Kamphoefner, W. D. (2011). Mischa HoneckWe Are the Revolutionists: German‐Speaking Immigrants and American Abolitionists after 1848. (Race in the Atlantic World, 1700–1900.) Athens: University of Georgia Press. 2011. Pp. xiii, 236. Cloth $69.95, paper $24.95Reviews of BooksCanada and the United States. AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW. 116(4), 1130-1131.
- Kamphoefner, W. D. (2009). Immigrant epistolary and epistemology: On the motivators and mentality of nineteenth-century German immigrants. Journal of American Ethnic History. 28(3), 34-54.
- Kamphoefner, W. D. (2014). The Westfalians From Germany to Missouri. Princeton University Press.
- Gallagher, G. W., Kamphoefner, W. D., Helbich, W., & Vogel, S. C. (2006). Germans in the Civil War: The letters they wrote home.
- Kamphoefner, W. D. (2006). Westfalen in der Neuen Welt eine Sozialgeschichte der Auswanderung im 19. Jahrhundert. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
- Kamphoefner, W. D. (2008). New perspectives on Texas germans and the confederacy. The Fate of Texas: The Civil War and the Lone Star State. (pp. 105-119).
- Helbich, W., & Kamphoefner, W. D. (2006). How representative are emigrant letters? An exploration of the German case. Letters across Borders: The Epistolary Practices of International Migrants. (pp. 29-55). Palgrave Macmillan US.
- (2010). An Immigrant Miller Picks Texas The Letters of Carl Hilmar Guenther. Maverick Books.
- (2004). German-American Immigration and Ethnicity in Comparative Perspective. German-Amer Cultural Society.
- OAH Distinguished Lecturer conferred by Organization of American Historians - (Bloomington, Indiana, United States) - This lasted until 2017. 2009
- Bare, Daniel Robert (2018-05). Protestant Fundamentalism in the Black Community, 1915-1940. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Weidemann, Erika Lee (2016-05). Ethnic Germans in the Soviet Union: The People of Chortitza, 1939-1949. (Master's Thesis)
- Saberian, Michael Reza (2004-12). Demographic study of military selection in the state of Ohio, 1917-1919. (Master's Thesis)