Short CV/Education and training

  • 1990 – 1998
    Studied history, German philology and education at the University of Hamburg, Germany

  • 1993 – 1994
    ERASMUS scholarship, History Department, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

  • 1998 – 2001
    German Research Foundation (DFG) fellowship to the "Gender difference & literature" Research Training Group, LMU Munich, Germany

  • 2001 – 2010
    Research assistant, starting in 2002 research associate, under the Chair of Prof. Dr. Margit Szöllösi-Janze, Department of History, University of Cologne, Germany

  • 2010 – 2011
    Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), Freiburg, Germany

  • 2011
    Acting Chair of modern and contemporary history at the University of Cologne

  • 2013
    Visiting Scholar, Columbia University, New York

  • 2012 – 2014
    Head of Section III "Politics in Transition" at the Centre for Contemporary History (ZZF) Potsdam, Germany

  • Since 2014
    Professor of the comparative cultural and social history of modern Europe at the University of Leipzig, Germany

Selected publications

  • Marmorleiber. Körperbildung in der deutschen Nacktkultur (1890-1930). Cologne/Weimar/Vienna: Böhlau, 2004, Dissertation. Munich 2001.

  • Fremdes Essen. Die Geschichte der ausländischen Gastronomie in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Munich: Oldenbourg, 2012, Habilitation thesis, Cologne 2010.

  • (with Alexander Nützenadel) Ernährung im Zeitalter der Globalisierung = Comparativ. Zeitschrift für Globalgeschichte und vergleichende Gesellschaftsforschung 17/3 (2007).

  • (with Massimo Perinelli and Olaf Stieglitz) Tiere im Film. Eine Menschheitsgeschichte der Moderne, Cologne/Weimar/Vienna: Böhlau, 2009.

  • (with Ulrike Lindner, Mark Stein and Silke Stroh) Hybrid Cultures, Nervous States. Insecurity and Anxiety in Britain and Germany in a (Post)Colonial World, Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2011.

  • (Netzwerk Körper) What Can a Body Do? Praktiken des Körpers in den Kulturwissenschaften/What Can a Body Do? Figurationen des Körpers in den Kulturwissenschaften, Frankfurt a.M./New York: Campus, 2012.

  • „Transnational Food Migration and the Internationalization of Food Consumption: Ethnic Cuisine in West Germany“. In: Nützenadel, Alexander/Trentmann, Frank (eds.): Food and Globalization. Consumption, Markets and Politics in the Modern World, Oxford/New York: Berg, 2008, pp. 129-150.

  • „Ethnizität und Konsum“. In: Haupt, Heinz-Gerhard/Torp, Cornelius (eds.): Die Konsumgesellschaft in Deutschland 1890-1990. Ein Handbuch. Frankfurt a.M./New York: Campus, 2009, pp. 172-189.

  • “Food for Thought: Rethinking the History of Migration to West Germany through the Migrant Restaurant Business”. In: Journal of Contemporary History 49/1 (2014), pp. 209-227.

  • „Tourism and Migration: Interrelated Forms of Mobility”. In: Comparativ 24/2 (2014), pp. 116-123.

  • „Mobilität und Migration in und zwischen Ost und West”. In: Bösch, Frank (ed.): Geteilte Geschichte. Ost- und Westdeutschland 1970–2000. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015, pp. 369-410.

  • "Fremdessen. Kulinarisch-kultureller Austausch in der ausländischen Gastronomie der Bundesrepublik". In: Gallus, Alexander/ Schildt, Axel/ Siegfried, Detlef: Deutsche Zeitgeschichte – transnational (Hamburger Beiträge zur Sozial- und Zeitgeschichte, Band 53). Göttingen: Wallstein 2015, pp. 141-154.

  • "Das Haustier: Vom Nutztier zum Familientier". In: Eibach, Joachim/ Schmidt-Voges (eds.): Das Haus in der Geschichte Europas. Oldenbourg: De Gruyter 2015, pp. 389-408.



Complete list of publications

Additional qualifications

  • 2011 Inaugural lecture / venia legendi (authorisation to teach) in modern and contemporary history

  • 2008 Gerald D. Feldman Travel Scholarship from the Foundation of German Humanities Institutes Abroad (DGIA), Oriental Institute in Istanbul, Turkey

  • 2008 Gerald D. Feldman Travel Scholarship, DGIA, German Historical Institute (DHI) in Rome, Italy

  • 2007 – 2009 Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Research Centre for Social and Economic History (FSW), University of Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2007 Gerald D. Feldman Travel Scholarship, DGIA, DHI London

  • 2007 National Endowment of the Humanities/German Historical Institute Fellowship, DHI Washington


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