Robert Goodrich’s research interests lie in Modern Central European history with a broad, integrative approach. In particular, his research and teaching emphasize cultural and social history with an eye towards the interplay of various factors such as labor, gender, sexuality, and religion. However, the nature of his research into religion and identity also requires a comparative view of European and American experiences, reflected in his interest in transnational history and recent focus on questions of identity related to Austro-Hungarian migration to, from and through Michigan. Goodrich also actively works to promote internationalization. He has taken students to Spain, Peru, Greece, and, most regularly, to Austria.