I am a historian specializing in nineteenth and twentieth century cultural and urban history. After studying history, political science and English literature in Eichstätt, Cincinnati and Munich, I did my PhD at Freie Universität Berlin with a project on the popular theatre industries in Berlin and London in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, published in 2014 as Inszenierte Moderne: Theater in Berlin und London 1880 to 1930. The project contributed to the history of popular culture which, in the German case, is still largely underresearched compared to its importance.

After completing my PhD, I was a research fellow at the German Historical Institute London until 2020, teaching as a visiting lecturer at University College London from 2016 to 2019. At the GHIL I developed a project on the history of nostalgia since the 1960s that resulted in a number of conferences, workshops and publications. Responsible for the institute’s exhibitions, I curated, among other exhibitions, Things We Keep: Curators of our own history together with Katrin Schreiter.

Currently, I am working as a research coordinator for the Point Alpha Research Institute and as a Privatdozent at Freie Universität Berlin, teaching in the Modern and Public History programs. In addition, I am curating a series of events on “Memory and Narration” at the Humboldt Forum Berlin. I have also embarked on a new book project on the murder of a child in Imperial Berlin. It is part of larger interest in the True Crime, its history and its historiographical potentials.

I have given interviews to media outlets such as 3sat Kulturzeit, Deutschlandfunk, Deutschlanfunk Kultur, Deutschlandfunk Nova, MDR Kultur, WDR5 Scala, SWR2, Bayern2, the Wall Street Journal, Geo, the KulturSPIEGEL and the Tagesspiegel.

For my full CV click here for my List of Publications here.

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