Short CV/Education and training

  • 1999 – 2000
    German Academic Exchange Service undergraduate fellowship at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies / University College of London

  • 2004
    M. A., University of Potsdam (Political Science), Free University Berlin (Eastern European Studies, Modern History)

  • 2004 – 2006
    Research Associate, Center for Contemporary History, Potsdam, Germany

  • 2007
    May – July and April 2008, Research Associate, Center for Contemporary History, Potsdam, Germany

  • 2008
    Ph.D., Department of History, Humboldt University, Berlin

  • 2008 – 2012
    Project Director: "Politics and Society after Chernobyl", Center for Contemporary History, Potsdam, Germany

  • 2012
    May – November, Carson Fellow, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich, Germany

  • Since 2012
    Post Doc Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies, University of Regensburg, Germany

Selected publications

  • Arndt, M.: Tschernobyl. Auswirkungen des Reaktorunfalls auf die Bundesrepublik und die DDR (Chernobyl: Consequences of the Reactor Accident for the Federal Republic of Germany and the GDR), Erfurt: Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Thüringen / Berlin: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, 2011. (also translated into Russian)

  • Arndt, M.: Gesundheitspolitik im geteilten Berlin 1948 – 1961 (Health Policy in Divided Berlin, 1948 – 1962), Köln/Weimar/Wien: Böhlau, 2009.

  • Arndt, M. (ed.): "Memories, Commemorations, and Representations of Chernobyl", special issue Anthropology of East Europe Review 30 (2012) 1.

  • Arndt, M. (ed.): Debate "Zeitgeschichten der Umwelt" ("Contemporary Histories of the Environment"), Zeithistorische Forschungen/Studies in Contemporary History 9 (2012).

  • Arndt, M. (ed.): "Grün nach der Katastrophe? Die Entwicklung der Umweltbewegungen in Litauen und Belarus nach Tschernobyl." ("Green After the Catastrophe? The Development of the Environmental Movements in Lithuania and Belarus After Chernobyl.") In ZeitRäume. Potsdamer Almanach des Zentrums für Zeithistorische Forschung 2009 (Space of Time. Potsdam Almanac of the Center for Contemporary History.) edited by Martin Sabrow, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2010, 8 – 21.

  • Arndt, M. (ed.): "From Nuclear to Human Security? Prerequisites and Motives for the German Chernobyl Commitment in Belarus." Historical Social Research 35 (2010) 4, 289 – 308.

Additional qualifications

  • Working knowledge of Lithuanian, Belarusian, Polish, Latin, and Portuguese.


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