Short CV/Education and training

  • 1987 – 1991
    Study of Modern History, Eastern European History and German Literature at Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich

  • 1991
    M.A. at LMU Munich

  • 1995
    Dr. phil., Universität Bielefeld

  • 1995 – 2002
    Wissenschaftliche Assistentin (Assistant Professor), Department of History, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

  • 2000 – 2001
    John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

  • 2002 – 2005
    DAAD Visiting Assistant / Associate Professor, Department of History, University of California at Berkeley

  • 2004
    Habilitation for Early Modern and Modern History, Universität Freiburg

  • Since 2006
    Senior Lecturer/ Reader/ Professor at Queen Mary University of London

Selected publications

Books:

  • Television’s Moment: Sitcom Audiences and the Sixties Cultural Revolution (Oxford/ New York, Berghahn Books, July 2015).

  • Konsens und Krise: Eine Geschichte der westdeutschen Medienöffentlichkeit, 1945 bis 1973 [Consensus and Crisis: Mass Media and the Public Sphere in West Germany, 1945-1973] (Göttingen: Wallstein, 2006).

  • Aufstand der Weber: Die Revolte von 1844 und ihr Aufstieg zum Mythos [The Silesian Weavers’ Revolt in 1844: Myth and Reality] (Bonn: J.H.W. Dietz, 1997).

  • Die Partei der Unparteiischen: Der Liberalismus der preußischen Richterschaft, 1815-1848/49 [The Impartial Party: Prussian Judges and Liberalism, 1815-1848/49], Kritische Studien zur Geschichtswissenschaft 113 (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1996).

  • Wo “1968” liegt: Reform und Revolte in der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik [1968 in West Germany: Reform and Rebellion in the History of the Federal Republic], Christina von Hodenberg and Detlef Siegfried, eds. (Göttingen, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2006).



Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Modern European History, (since 2014)

  • Editorial Board, Journal German History, (since 2011)

  • Advisory Board, Zentrum für Zeitgeschichtliche Forschung, Potsdam, (since 2015)

  • Academic Advisory Board, Fraenkel Prize Jury, Wiener Library, London, (since 2014)

  • Institute of Historical Research (IHR), London: Advisory Council Member, 2010-2014

  • German History Society, Board member, (2006-2011), Acting secretary, (2008)

  • Leo Baeck Institute London, Board Member, (since 2010)

  • Co-convener, Modern German History Seminar, Institute for Historical Research, London, (since 2006)

  • Member of H-Soz-u-Kult Jury, annual competition ‚Das Historische Buch‘ (2007-2010)

  • Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

  • Member of Verband Deutscher Historiker und Historikerinnen

  • Member of German Studies Association

  • Peer reviewer for Volkswagen Foundation, Thyssen Foundation, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft et al.

Additional qualifications

  • Humboldt Research Award (Humboldt-Forschungspreis), 2014 – 2015

  • First prize ‚Das Historische Buch‘ for book ‚Konsens und Krise,‘ H-Soz-u-Kult discussion list, 2009

  • Leibniz Summer Fellowship, Zentrum für Zeitgeschichtliche Forschung (Potsdam), 2009

  • John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellowship, Harvard University/ DAAD, 2000 – 2001

  • Visiting Professor at the Summer School of The Canadian Centre for German and European Studies, Université de Montréal, 1998

  • Dissertation Prize, Westfälisch-Lippische Universitätsgesellschaft, 1996


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