Short CV/Education and training

  • 2002
    Abitur (A-levels) at the Gabrieli Gymnasium (grammar school) in Eichstätt, Germany

  • 2007
    Magister Artium degree (MA) in modern and contemporary history, mediaeval history, American studies. University of Würzburg, Germany

  • 2008
    First state examination toward a qualification for teaching English and history at a Gymnasium, University of Würzburg

  • 2008 – 2012
    Research associate on the German Research Foundation (DFG) project "Agents of Cultural Globalisation, 1860-1930" at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Germany

  • 2012
    Doctoral in history (Dr.Phil) at the FU Berlin

  • 2012 – 2013
    Research associate / Lecturer in North American history, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, FU Berlin

  • 2013
    Fellow in North American history, German Historical Institute in Washington D.C., USA

  • 2013 – 2016
    Academic councillor for North American history, University of Freiburg, Germany

  • Since 2016
    Head of the DFG Emmy Noether Research Group "Hazardous Travels. Ghost Acres and the Global Waste Economy", Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) Munich, Germany

Selected publications

  • Wiring the World. The Social and Cultural Creation of Global Telegraph Networks. Columbia Studies in International and Global History. Edited by Matthew Connelly and Adam McKeown, New York: Columbia University Press, 2016

  • "Rettet die Erde vor den Öknomen? Lawrence Summers' Memo und der Kampf um die Deutungshoheit über den internationalen Giftmüllhandel," Archiv für Sozialgeschichte 56 (2016) pp. 353-372.

  • "Cut Holes and Sink ‘em: Chemical Weapons Disposal and Cold War History as a History of Risk,” in "Risk as an Analytical Category. Selected Studies in the Social History of the Twentieth Century.” Special Issue, Historical Social Research 41 (2016): 1, pp. 263-286

  • with Peter Itzen, "Risk as an Analytical Category. Selected Studies in the Social History of the Twentieth Century.” Special Issue, Historical Social Research 41 (2016): 1

  • "The "Flying Dutchmen”: Ships’ Tales of Toxic Waste in a Globalized World,” in Christof Mauch (ed.) "Out of Sight, Out of Mind: The Politics and Culture of Waste," RCC Perspectives: Transformations in Environment and Society 2016, no. 1, pp. 13-20

  • "Beyond the Means of 99 Percent of the Population: Business Interests, States Intervention, and Submarine Telegraphy,” Journal of Policy History (2015): 27, pp. 439-462.

  • with Heidi Tworek, "The Telegraph and the Bank’: On the Interdependence of Global Communications and Capitalism, 1866-1914,” Journal of Global History (2015): 10, pp. 259-283

  • "Umwelt- und Klimapolitik in den USA: lokale Interessen und globale Verantwortung,” in Christian Lammert, Markus Siewert, Boris Vormann (eds.) Handbuch Politik in den USA, Springer 2015

  • with Heidi Tworek, "Communicating Global Capitalism,” Special Issue Journal of Global History (2015): 10.

  • with M. Michaela Hampf, Global Communication Electric. Actors of a Globalizing World, Frankfurt: Campus, 2013.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Hazardous Travels. Ghost Acres and the Global Waste Economy

  • DFG Emmy Noether Research Group.


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