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Christiane Bauer

Institute of North American History
University of Cologne
50923 Cologne

E-Mail: cbauer22(at)

Curriculum Vitae

September 2018 – August 2019 | Visiting Fellow at German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C., USA

February 2016 – July 2018 | Curator at Capital Jewish Museum, Washington, D.C., USA

April – October 2015 | Provenance Researcher at Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany

April – October 2015 | Instructor, Department of English and American Studies at University of Kassel, Germany

January – April 2014 | Visiting Scholar at Center for Oral History (Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theories and Empirics) at Columbia University, New York City, NY, USA

December 2013 – September 2014 | PhD field research in New York City, NY, Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, CA, USA funded by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

May – July 2013 | Visiting Fellow at German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C. and Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library, Philadelphia, PA, USA

April 2013 – present | PhD Candidate at University of Cologne and Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany; Advisors: Prof. Anke Ortlepp (Cologne); Prof. Michael Hochgeschwender (Munich)

January 2012 – December 2013 | Assistant Curator, Department of the Permanent Exhibition at Jewish Museum Berlin, Germany

December 2010 – December 2011 | Freelance Historian, Berlin, Germany

February – April 2010 | Visiting Research Assistant, Judaica Department at The Jewish Museum, New York City, NY, USA

October 2008 – November 2010 | Curatorial Assistant, Department of the Permanent Exhibition; Judaica and Applied Arts; Archives at Jewish Museum Berlin, Germany

October 2001 – July 2008 | BA and MA in History and in Jewish Studies at Free University Berlin, Germany

Research Project

Images of Germanness among the Descendants of German Immigrants to the USA:
An Oral History and Material Culture Study on the Cultural Memory of Second- and Third-Generation German Americans

Research Interests

  • Transnational History
  • History of Migration
  • Memory Studies
  • Material Culture Studies
  • Oral History