Clinical Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies
Ph.D., Rutgers University, History
Areas of Interest: Transatlantic History; World War II; Cold War; Political Economy; German History; United States Foreign Policy
Course(s) Taught: Social Foundations II & III; Global Topics: World at War
Short-term Research Fellowship, German Historical Institute in Moscow, May 2010.
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Award for Organizing Undergraduate Student “Information Visit” to Germany, May-June 2000.
Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in International Security Studies, Mershon Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, December 1996-June 1998.
I was born and raised in Cold War West Germany where I grew into a “nasty girl” (cf. Michael Verhoeven’s 1990 film by the same title) when I started to dig into my hometown’s Nazi past. Hooked on history, I have been digging ever since, both in European and American archives and universities.
I view teaching, research, and intellectual inquiry as adventures affording us endless opportunities both to understand and challenge ourselves as well as our worlds. I strive for students to be critical and to gain a sense of ownership in their own intellectual discoveries and ever more global journeys.
Publications:“Relations with Italy and Nazi Germany,” in A Companion to Franklin D. Roosevelt, ed. William D. Pederson (West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), 636-52.
“’Fancy Skullduggery’: Economic Warfare, Enemy Civilians, and the Lessons of World War II,” Reviews in American History 32 (2004): 413-421.
“From Decartelization to Reconcentration: The Mixed Legacy of American-Led Corporate Reconstruction in Germany,” The United States and Germany in the Era of the Cold War, 1945-1990: A Handbook, ed. Detlef Junker, vol. 1 (Washington and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), 287-292.