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DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Politics & Canadian Center for German and European Studies, York University in Toronto, January 2016-
Coordinator, Graduate Diploma in German and European Studies, York University, Toronto, September 2016-
Parental leave, January-December 2015
Postdoctoral Researcher, EBS University Wiesbaden, January-December 2014
Conducting research as part of the Independent Academic Commission at the Federal Ministry of Justice for the Critical Study of the National Socialist Past.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, Berlin October 2012 – December 2013.
Project: Constructing Memory in the European Union: Actors and Networks
Professorial Lecturer, American University, Washington D.C., August 2011 – May 2012
Taught courses on research methodology, world politics, and professional development and advised student research projects.
Ph.D. Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland, College Park. December 2010.
Dissertation: "The Geschichtsbewegung and Civil Society Activism in German Memory Politics"
Master of Arts University of Maryland, College Park in Government & Politics, May 2005.
Master of Arts Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia in International Communications, awarded High Distinction,
Master’s Thesis: "Foreign and security policy in the European Union and the European public sphere"
Bachelor of Arts University of Sussex, Brighton, UK in International Relations, awarded Honours First Class, July 2000.
‘Civil Society and Memory in Postwar Germany’ (Cambridge University Press, New York, August 2017).
'Locating Transnational Memory: how “unbound” remembrance is embedded in public spaces' Special issue proposal to be submitted to the International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society.
‘Unsettling Canada at 150: Memory Discourses in Transnational Contexts,’ Special Issue of Citizenship Studies 2018, in preparation (with Michael Nijhawan and Daphne Winland)
Agency in Transnational Memory Politics, contributors are currently revising draft chapters (with Aline Sierp)
Special Issue of the Journal of Contemporary European Studies on 'Transnational Memory Politics in Europe' (with Aline Sierp, September 2015)
Peer-reviewed articles and chapters
‘Global Networks of Memory - Analyzing Transnational Remembrance Organizations’ (in preparation).
‘Agency in Transnational Memory - A Framework for Analysis’ (completed introductory chapter for our edited volume Agency in Transnational Memory Politics).
‘Pluralism in Remembrance? New and old activists in German memory politics’ (completed article for special issue edited by Eric Langenbacher.)
‘Vernetztes Gedenken? Netzwerkmethoden und Transnationale Erinnerungsforschung’ for the Jahrbuch für Politik und Geschichte, Thema: ‘Geschichtspolitik und Erinnerungskulturen global,’ Band 6 (2016).
'Memory Studies – the State of the Field’ in Memory Studies 10(4), October 2017, advance online publication available, (with Anamaria Dutceac Segesten).
'Linking the Local and the Transnational: Rethinking Memory Politics in Europe' in Special Issue of the Journal of Contemporary European Studies edited with Aline Sierp (September 2015).
'The struggle for European memory - New contributions to an emerging field' Comparative European Politics 15 September 2014.
‘Celebrating European Unity? The Forging of European Rituals of Remembrance through Anniversaries’ (with Hannes Hansen-Magnusson) Politique Européenne, special issue "D'une "mémoire européenne" à l'européanisation de la "mémoire"", No.37, 2012.
‘Transforming Berlin’s Memory: Non-State Actors and GDR Memorial Politics Today’ in Remembering the German Democratic Republic: Divided Memory in a United Germany, edited by David Clarke and Ute Wölfel, Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2011.
‘Vom alternativen Laden zum Dienstleistungsbetrieb: the Berliner Geschichtswerkstatt – A Case Study in Activist Memory Politics’ German Studies Review, Vol.32 No.3, October 2009.
‘Using the Past in the Nazi-Successor States from 1945 to the Present’ in the Annals of the Academy of the Social and Political Sciences, Vol.617, May 2008 (with David Art).
'The Purposes of the Memory Studies Association: An Invitation' (with Jeffrey Olick and Aline Sierp) in Memory Studies 10(4), October 2017
‘The Contemporary Presence of the Past: Memory Studies in the Council for European Studies and Beyond’ in EuropeNow (Special Issue: Memory and the Politics of the Past: New Research and Innovation), Issue 6, April 2017.
‘When the Field is Home: Conducting Research in One’s Country of Origin’ in the Newsletter of the American Political Science Association Organized Section in Comparative Politics, Vol.19 No.2, Summer 2008.
‘Developing Global Citizenship: Introducing a Teaching Toolkit’ The Political Science Educator, Vol.11 No.2, December 2006 (with Henrike Lehnguth).
‘Review Essay: Berlin’s Changing Memory Landscape – New Scholarship in German and English’ in German Politics & Society, Vol.24 No.2, Summer 2006.
‘Conflicted Memories: Germans Struggle to Adequately Commemorate the East German Dictatorship’ AICGS Advisor (newsletter of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies), August 2006.
RECENT PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
Founding Co-Chair (with Jeffrey Olick and Aline Sierp)
Memory Studies Association
Founding Co-Chair (with Aline Sierp):
Council for European Studies Research Network on Transnational Memory & Identity
Management Committee Substitute Member for Germany:
COST Network "In search of transcultural memory in Europe" (ended in 2016)
History & Memory
German Politics & Society
Program Committee Member:
Berlin Program for Advanced German & European Studies Summer Workshops in 2014 and 2015
CURRENT PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
Memory Studies Association
American Political Science Association
Council for European Studies
German Studies Association
Deutsche Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft