Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2013
    University Professor/W3, Center for Metropolitan Studies, TU Berlin

  • Since 2012
    Speaker, International Graduate Research Program Berlin-New York-Toronto; DFG 1705/1: “The World in the City: Metropolitanism and Globalization from the Nineteenth Century to the Present”

  • 2010
    Parental Leave (Elternzeit)

  • Since 2009
    Director of Center for Metropolitan Studies, TU Berlin

  • 2007 – 2013
    Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessorin W1), Center for Metropolitan Studies, TU Berlin (successful three-year review May 2011)

  • 2005 – 2007
    Assistant Professor, Department of History, University at Buffalo, New York

  • 2004 – 2005
    Visiting Research Fellow, German Historical Institute, Washington, DC

  • 2004 – 2005
    Thyssen-Heideking Fellow, Institute for American Studies, University of Köln

  • 2003 – 2004
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies Free University of Berlin/SSRC

  • 2002 – 2003
    Lecturer, Department of History, University of Chicago

  • 1998 – 2002
    Preceptor, Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences, University of Chicago

Selected publications

  • Dorothee Brantz, “Assembling the Multitude: Questions about Agency in the Urban Environment” Roundtable: Urban Agency: Debating the Aims and Limits of Urban History, Urban History 44 (1, 2017). 130-136.

  • Dorothee Brantz, “The Urban Politics of Nature: Two Centuries of Green Spaces in Berlin 1800-2014” in: Green Landscapes in the European City. Edited by Peter Clark, Marjaana Niemi, and Catharina Nolin (London: Routledge, 2017), 141-159.

  • Dorothee Brantz, “Landscapes of Destruction: Capturing Images and Creating Memory Through Photography“ in: Cambridge History of the Second World War. Co-Edited by Michael Geyer and Adam Tooze (Cambridge: University of Cambridge Press, 2015), 725-748.

  • Dorothee Brantz, Sasha Disko and Georg Wagner-Kyora, eds. Thick Space: Approaches to Metropolitanism. (Bielefeld: Transcript, 2012).

  • Dorothee Brantz and Sonja Dümpelmann, eds. Greening the City: Urban Landscapes in the Twentieth Century. (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011).

  • Dorothee Brantz, “Risky Business: Disease, Disaster and the Unintended Consequences of Epizootics in Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century France and Germany,” Environment and History 17 (January 2011): 35-51.

  • Dorothee Brantz, “Chicago: Der Burnham Plan als städtische Vision,” in: Stadtvisionen 1910/2010: Berlin, Paris, London, Chicago. Edited by Harald Bodenschatz et al. (Berlin: DOM Publishers, 2010), 54-58.

  • Dorothee Brantz, ed., Beastly Natures: Animals, Humans, and the Study of History (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010)

  • Dorothee Brantz and Christof Mauch, eds., Tierische Geschichte: Die Beziehung von Mensch und Tier in der Kultur der Moderne. Co-edited with Christof Mauch (Paderborn: Schöningh, 2010)

  • Dorothee Brantz, “Environments of Death: Trench Warfare on the Western Front, 1914-1918,” in: War and the Environment: Military Destruction in the Modern Age. Edited by Charles Closmann (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2009), 68-91.

  • Dorothee Brantz, “On the Nature of Urban Growth: Building Abattoirs in 19th-Century Paris and Chicago,” Cahiers Parisiens 5 (2009): 17-30.

  • Dorothee Brantz, Slaughter in the City: The Establishment of Public Abattoirs in Nineteenth-Century Paris and Berlin (Ann Arbor: Proquest/UMI Press, 2003)


Selected projects

  • „In der Natur des Krieges: Berlins Weg vom Krieg zum Frieden, 1944-1990“

  • „City Seasons: On the Nature of Change in Urban Space“

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Advisory Board Member Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (since January 2015)

    Member Editorial Board Book Series Studies in Urban and Social Change/SUSC from Wiley-Blackwell (since May 2014)

    Member Editorial Board, Environment and History (since January 2014)

    Corresponding Editor, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (since December 2013)

    Board Member (co-chair) Willy-Scharnow-Archiv of Tourism History, TU Berlin (since September 2012)

    Board Member (chair), International Graduate Research Program (DFG/IGK) (since May 2012)

    Editorial Board Member, Tierstudien (since May 2011)

    Editorial Board Member, Informationen zur Modernen Stadtgeschichte/IMS (since October 2010)

    Board Member, Gesellschaft für Stadt- und Urbanisierungsforschung (since January 2008)

    Board Member, Berlin Program for German and Advanced European Studies, FU Berlin/German Studies Association (since October 2007)

    Board Member, Transatlantic Graduate Research Program (DFG/TGK) (October 2007-2010)

    Advisory Board H-Animal network (launched December 2005)

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