Biography

2004–present: Research fellow at the Hamburg Foundation for the Advancement of Research and Culture

2000–2004: Researcher and spokeswoman of the team of scholars that created the exhibition Crimes of the German Wehrmacht: Dimensions of a War of Annihilation, 1941–1944

1999–2000: Research project within the framework of the Hochschulsonderprogramm (Special University Funding Program) at the University of Hamburg

1998: Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Bielefeld

1995–1998: Completion of doctoral degree at the University of Hamburg (doctoral thesis: Patterns of Memory: Methodological Issues and Biographical Interviews with Survivors of Concentration and Death Camps)

1991–1995: Academic staff, Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial

1990–1991: Staff member, Education Program of the Hamburg Museums

1983–1989: Studied history, theology, and education at the University of Münster

 

 

Selected Publications

New

Liberaler Imperialismus? Interdependenzen zwischen Imperialität, Großraumdenken und Lebensraumideologie. Stuttgart, 2017
(Theodor-Heuss-Kolloquium 2017: Liberalismus und Nationalsozialismus - eine Beziehungsgeschichte)
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Wie ist es eigentlich gewesen? Zwei Gesamtdarstellungen zur NS-Geschichte, die unterschiedlicher nicht sein könnten. In: Merkur. 71(2017),813; S. 59-65

Reformation als Konfliktgeschichte. Beobachtungen zum Reformationsgedenken 2017. In: Udo Di Fabio, Johannes Schilling (Hg.): Weltwirkung der Reformation. Wie der Protestantismus unsere Welt verändert hat. München: Beck, 2017; S. 195-206
(Lizenzausg.: Bonn: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, 2017)

Publications

Memberships

Member of the Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands [German Association of Historians]
Member of various project advisory committees, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Bonn
Member of various project advisory committees, Hans Böckler Foundation, Düsseldorf
Member of the “round table” on the future of memory work in Schleswig-Holstein (with the Minister of Justice, Culture, and European Affairs)
Member of the Hamburg Ministry of Culture’s advisory committee for the Hannoverscher Bahnhof memorial site
Reviewer for the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) [German Research Foundation], the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations (FRFG), the European Research Council (erc) Brüssel, as well as various publishing houses and professional journals