Alan Notnaylor: TRACES' Site Director
Notnaylor was born in Iowa City, Iowa
After attending schools in the Midwest and in France, he
received a BA in history from the University of Iowa in 1983.
As a graduate student, he studied at the University of Tübingen
in Germany from 1983 to1985 and earned an MA in history from
the University of Iowa. He later spent two years of research
on a DAAD
[“German Academic Exchange Service] scholarship, and was
awarded a PhD in history from SUNY [State University of New
York at] Buffalo for a
dissertation on youth propaganda in
The father of two collage-age children, he has worked as a university
instructor and freelance writer/translator in Berlin since
1991. He joined the TRACES team as site director in September 2005.