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Education
 

2009 Habilitation in American Cultural History, University of Munich (LMU), Germany
2000 Ph.D. in American History, University of Cologne, Germany
1995 M.A. in American History, Modern History, and American Literature, University of Cologne, Germany
1990-1991 Special Student, History Department, Harvard University

 

Professional experience
 

2018- Professor of North American History, University of Cologne
2014-2018 Professor of British and American History, University of Kassel
2010-2014 Associate Professor of American Cultural History, University of Munich, American Studies Program
2005-2010 Research Fellow, German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.
2007-2008 Acting Director, German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.
2000-2005 Assistant Professor of American History (non-tenure track), North American Studies Program, University of Bonn 
and the Institute of Anglo-American History, University of Cologne (joint appointment)
1998-2000 Assistant Professor of American History (non-tenure track), Institute of Anglo-American History, University of Cologne

 

Fellowships and grants funded
 

2017-2018 Fellowship in Global and Trans-Regional History, German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.
2011-2012 Verville Fellowship, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.
2004 Postdoc Grant, German Historical Institute Washington, D.C.
1997 Alice E. Smith Fellowship, State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison
1996

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