Sara Pugach, Professor

Photo Sara Pugach
College of Natural & Social Sciences
Department of History
Office Location: KH A4028
Phone: 323-343-2027 Email:

My name is Sara Pugach, and I have taught African, European, and World History at Cal State LA since 2008. My research focuses on the tangled interconnections between various African countries and Germany in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In 2012, I published Africa in Translation: A History of Colonial Linguistics in Germany and Beyond, 1814-1945 (, and my co-edited volume, After the Imperialist Imagination: Two Decades of Research on Global Germany ( just appeared in 2020. In addition, my next book, African Students in the German Democratic Republic, 1949-1975 should appear in 2021. I have also published numerous articles and book chapters.