- Modern Germany
- War and Society
- Race and Empire
- World War II
- German Studies Association
- Society for Military History
- American Historical Association
- Association for the Study of Nationalities
- Ph.D. University of Tennessee
- M.A. West Chester University
- B.A. Ohio University
“Nazi Germanization Policy in Occupied Europe: An Overview.” In German-Occupied Europe in the Second World War, edited by Raffael Scheck, Julia Torrie, and Fabien Theofilakis. London: Routledge, forthcoming.
“Forging the Aryan Utopia: Nazi Racial Policy in Occupied Poland, 1939-1945.” In The Routledge History of the Holocaust, edited by Jonathan L. Friedman. London: Routledge, 2011.
“Housemaids, Renegades, and Race Experts: The Nazi Re-Germanization Procedure for Polish Domestic Servant Girls.” German History 33, no. 2 (June 2015): 214-231.
Thomas Fellowship, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Tennessee, 2015-2016
Cummings Foundation Fellowship, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2014
Research Fellowship, Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, German Studies Association/Freie Universität Berlin, 2011-2012
Dr. Nichols is currently working on a book manuscript, entitled “The Hunt for Lost Blood: Nazi Germanization Policy in Occupied Europe,” which explores how the wartime Third Reich sought to assimilate and naturalize millions of foreign subjects on the basis of racial kinship. He is also conducting preliminary research for a second monograph that will focus on the mass murder of Soviet POWs in German captivity during the Second World War.