Short CV/Education and training

  • 1991 – 1996
    Studied modern and contemporary history, mediaeval history and German philology at Mainz University, Germany; at the Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France; and at the University of Freiburg, Germany

  • 1998 – 2002
    Instructor in the Department of History at the University of Freiburg

  • 2001
    Doctorate (Dr phil.), University of Freiburg

  • 2002 – 2009
    Assitant Professor (wissenschaftliche Assistentin) at the Chair of modern and contemporary history at the University of Freiburg

  • Since 2009
    Director of the junior research group "Family Values and Social Change. The American Family in the US in the 20th Century" in the German Research Foundation (DFG) Emmy Noether Programme

  • Since 2009
    Assistant professor of modern and contemporary history in the Department of History at the University of Münster

  • 2012
    Positive evaluation based on two external expert opinions

Selected publications

  • Ökonomie der Ungleichheit: Unfreie Arbeit und Rassenideologie in der ethnischen Neuordnung Europas, 1939-1945, in: GWU, „Sklaverei als Wirtschaftsform: Antike, Frühneuzeit und Moderne im Vergleich“, 5/6 2015, S. 302-322.

  • American Family Values and Social Change: Gab es den Wertewandel in den USA? Dietz, Bernhard / Neumaier, Christopher / Rödder, Andreas (Hg.): Gab es den Wertewandel? Neue Forschungen zum gesellschaftlich-kulturellen Wandel seit den 1960er Jahren, München 2013. S.269-284.

  • Wertewandel, Version: 1.0, in: Docupedia-Zeitgeschichte, 22. 10.2012.

  • Inventing the "Modern American Family": Family Values and Social Change in 20th Century United States. Frankfurt a.M. 2012

  • Heinemann, I., Wagner, P.: Wissenschaft, Planung, Vertreibung: Neuordnungskonzepte und Umsiedlungspolitik im 20. Jahrhundert. Stuttgart 2006.

  • Heinemann, I.: "Rasse, Siedlung, deutsches Blut": Das Rasse- und Siedlungshauptamt der SS und die rassenpolitische Neuordnung Europas. Göttingen 2003.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Head of the Emmy Noether junior research group on "Family values and social change: The American family in the US in the 20th century" since 2009

  • Development of the exhibition "Science, planning, expulsion. The Generalplan Ost (General Plan East) of the National Socialists" within the framework of the research project "History of the German Research Foundation from 1920 to 1970", 2005 – 2006

  • Doctoral project "Race, settlement, national community. The SS Race and Settlement Main Office, 1931-1945" within the priority programme: Weltanschauung and dictatorship, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, 1998 – 2001

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Verband der Historikerinnen and Historiker Deutschlands (VHD – Association of German Historians)

  • German Association for American Studies (DGfA)

  • Arbeitskreis Historische Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung (AKHF)

  • Deutscher Hochschulverband (DHV)

Additional qualifications

  • Head of Emmy Noether junior research group, 2009

  • Designed an exhibition on the Generalplan Ost (General Plan East) for the German Research Foundation (DFG), 2006

  • Licence d'Historie, 1992


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • German Research Foundation (DFG)/MLP seminar on personnel management

  • University internal administration


Other activities and achievements/family

  • Mother of four children (born 2003, 2004, 2007, 2011), resulting in a total of 42 months of parental leave since 2003


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