historian; coordinator ot the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies and coordinator of the Berliner Colloquien zur Zeitgeschichte (since November 2010)

2008 Completion of a doctoral degree in history at the University of Bern with the thesis "Sowjetische Speziallager in Deutschland (1945 bis 1950). Drei Annäherungen" [Soviet Special Camps in Germany (1945 to 1950): Three Perspectives]

Studied history, political science, and American studies at the Universities of Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, and Bern