Zur Person

EDUCATION

  • Habilitation in American Cultural History, University of Munich, Germany, 2009

  • Ph.D. in American History, University of Cologne, Germany, 2000

  • M.A. in American History, Modern History, and American Literature, University of Cologne, Germany, 1995

  • Special Student, History Department, Harvard University 1990/1991

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Professor of British and American History, University of Kassel, 2014 -

  • Associate Professor of American Cultural History, University of Munich, American Studies Program 2010 - 2014

  • Research Fellow, German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C. 2005-2010

  • Acting Director, German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C. 2007-2008

  • Assistant Professor of American History (non-tenure track), North American Studies Program, University of Bonn and Institute of Anglo-American History, University of Cologne (joint appointment), 2000-2005

  • Assistant Professor of American History (non-tenure track), Institute of Anglo-American History, University of Cologne, 1998-2000

FELLOWSHIPS and GRANTS FUNDED

  • Verville Fellowship, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C., 2011-2012

  • Postdoc Grant, German Historical Institute Washington, D.C., 2004

  • Alice E. Smith Fellowship, State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, 1997

  • Visiting Fellow, Department of History, University of Wisconsin, Madison (May-September) funding provided by the German Marshall Fund of the United States, 1996

  • John F. Kennedy-Institute Research Grant, Free University of Berlin, 1996

EDITORIAL and ADVISORY BOARD SERVICE

  • Advisory Board, H-Net Discussion Group H-TGS (Transnational German  Studies)

  • Advisory Board, Traversea, Online Journal for Transatlantic History

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • American Studies Association

  • Association of German University Professors (Deutscher Hochschulverband)

  • European Association for American Studies

  • German Association for American Studies

  • Organization of American Historians (Member of the International Committee)

  • Organization of German Historians (Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands)