Curriculum Vitae

Academic Degrees

  • Dr.phil. habil. (Habilitation) 1999, Universität Bielefeld (Germany)
  • Dr.phil. 1990, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich (Germany)
  • M.A.1985, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität
  • B.A. (equivalent) 1981, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität

Academic Education and Career

  • 2008- Professor (W3) of Modern and Contemporary History, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
  • 2007-2008 Professor of History at Jacobs University, Bremen
  • 2002-2006 Deputy Director of the German Historical Institute Washington, D.C.
  • Sept. 1999–May 2002 Visiting DAAD [German Academic Exchange Service] Professor at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, Department of History
  • 1997 - 1999 Habilitation Scholarship, DFG [German Research Foundation]
  • Aug. 1990–July 1996 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent [Assistant Professor] at Universität Bielefeld (Germany), Department of History and Philosophy
  • 1979 – 1985 Studies (History and Political Science) at Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, Germany, and University of Colorado at Boulder, CO (Fulbright grant)


Member of the following Assocations

External Reviewer

  • Dutch Council for the Humanities
  • Austrian Wissenschaftsfonds
  • German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des
    Deutschen Volkes)
  • Several US universities (Ph.D. and tenure)
  • German Research Foundation