PD Dr. Jan Logemann


  • History of Capitalism
  • Consumer History (Credit, Retail, Spaces of Consumption)
  • History of Borders and Elite Migration
  • History of Marketing and Design
  • History of Funeral Markets and Funeral Homes
  • Comparative History, Germany and the United States in the 20th Century

  • Recently Published: Engineered to Sell: European Emigres and the Making of Consumer Capitalism (Chicago University Press, 2020) Link
  • Current Research: Final Frontier of the Market? The Economic and Cultural History of Funeral Businesses since the 19th Century

Academic Employment and Education

  • 2021 (spring): Visiting Full Professor of American History, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • 2020 (spring): Visiting Full Professor of American History, Universität Kassel
  • Since 2017: Affiliated Faculty, School of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow
  • Program Director (Göttingen) Erasmus Mundus MA “Global Markets, Local Creativities” (GLOCAL)
  • Since 2014: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at Institute for economic and social history, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
  • 2010 — 2014: Research group director Transatlantic Perspectives: Europe in the Eyes of European Immigrants to the United States, 1930-1980.
  • 2010 — 2014: Research Fellow at German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • 2009 — 2010: Fellow in the History of Consumption, GHI Washington
  • WS 2008: Visiting Assistant Professor in History at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • 2007 — 2008: Lecturer in History, Pennsylvania State University
  • 2007: Ph.D. in History, Pennsylvania State University
  • 2002: MA in History, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
  • 1996 — 2002: Studies in modern history, political sciences and North-American studies at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Freien Universität Berlin, and Pennsylvania State University

Professional Affiliations

  • AHA. American Historical Association
  • ASA. American Studies Association
  • GSA. German Studies Association
  • Verband deutscher Historiker und Historikerinnen