Prof. Dr. Jessica Gienow-Hecht

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Professor

Address
Lansstraße 7-9
Room 216
14195 Berlin
Fax
+49 30 838 52873

Office hours

Office Hours

Tuesdays: 12 pm - 1pm. Please note: No office hours on Tuesday, November 19, 2019!

Jessica Gienow-Hecht was interviewed by Sciences Po in regard to culture and international history in Paris. The full interview can be found here.

"50th anniversary of the John-F.-Kennedy-Fellowship anniversary at the Minda de Günzburg Center at Harvard University, September 2017. For more, see: https://ces.fas.harvard.edu/opportunities/fellows/jfk-fellows/50th-anniversary-of-the-john-f-kennedy-memorial-fellowship

Jessica Gienow-Hecht and Kurt Maaß, former director of the institute für Auslandsbeziehungen, Stuttgart. ifa/Weidenbach


Responsibilities

University Professor of History at Freie Universität Berlin

Director, Institute Board of Elective Members, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies

Chair, Department of History, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies

Principal Investigator of the Cluster of Excellence “Contestations of the Liberal Script“ (SCRIPTS) and Co-Coordinator of its Research Unit ‘Borders’: https://www.scripts-berlin.eu

Board Member, Wissenschaftlicher Initiativkreis Kultur und Außenpolitik, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen Stuttgart https://www.ifa.de/ueber-uns/


Academic Positions

2017

Visiting Professor, Centre d'histoire, SciencesPo, Alfred Grosser Chair, Paris

2016

Global Humanities Senior Research and Teaching Fellow, Harvard University

Since 2013

Chair of the Department of History, John-F.-Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

2009-2013

Full Professor of International History, University of Cologne

2011

Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha Univ., Kyoto

2004-2008

Heisenberg-Fellow, German Research Council, Center for North American Studies, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/Main

2002-2003

Lecturer, Committee on Degrees in History and Literature, Harvard University

2001-2002

Research Fellow, German Research Council, Charles Warren Center for the Study of American History, Harvard University

2000-2001

Visiting Fellow, Workshop "Global America," Charles Warren Center for the Study of American History, Harvard University

1999-2000

John F. Kennedy Fellow, Center for European Studies, Harvard University

1996-1999

Deputy Director, Center for U.S. Studies, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

1995-1996

Postdoctoral Fellow, Institut für Geschichte, Universität Bielefeld


Education

2003

Ph.D. (Habilitation), Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg; "Music and Emotions in German-American Relations since 1850”

1995

Ph.D. History, University of Virginia; "Cultural Transmission and the U.S. Occupation in Germany. The Neue Zeitung, 1945-55."

1990

Master of Arts, University of Virginia

1988

Intermediate Exam (B.A.), History, French, Economic and Social History, Spanish, RWTH Aachen

1984

Certificat de l'Alliance Française II, École Internationale Videmanette

1983

Abitur, Humboldt-Gymnasium, Düsseldorf (Latin Grammar School)

 

Awards and Fellowships

2016

Global Humanities Senior Research and Teaching Fellow, Harvard University

2009

Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award (for Sound Diplomacy)

2004

Heisenberg Fellowship, German Research Council (5 years)

2002

Young Scholars Prize, City of Krefeld

2001-2004

Research Fellowship, German Research Council

2001

John Anson Kittredge Educational Fund Award, Harvard University

2000-2001

Visiting Fellowship, Charles Warren Center, Harvard University

2000

Myrna F. Bernath-Prize (for Transmission Impossible), Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR)

2000

Gilder Lehrman Research Fellowship, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, New York City

1999

Stuart L. Bernath Prize (for Transmission Impossible), SHAFR

1999-2000

John F. Kennedy-Stipendium, German Academic Exchange Service and Center for European Studies, Harvard University

1999

Fulbright Research Fellowship (declined in favor of JFK fellowship)

1995-1996

Bernard & Audre Rapoport Fellowship,American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati

1994

Goldsmith Research Award, Joan Shorenstein Barone Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, John-F.-Kennedy School of Government, Harvard U.

1994

Quadrille Ball Fellowship, Germanistic Society of America

1994

Research Grant, Harry S. Truman Library Institute

1993

Research Fellowship for Younger German Scholars for American History, German Marshall Fund of the United States, Berlin

1993

Study Grant, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Univ. of Virginia

1992

Research grant, Axel-Springer-Stiftung, Berlin

1989

Academic Enhancement Fellowship, University of Virginia


Memberships

Music and the Nation Group

Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations

German Association for American Studies

Deutscher Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen

 

Services to the Profession

Since 2016

Member of the board Dissertationspreis Internationale Geschichte der AG Internationale Geschichte http://www.historikerverband.de/arbeitsgruppen/ag-internationale-geschichte/dissertationspreis.html

Selection Committee, Research Award, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa), Stuttgart

Reviewer, American Academy, Berlin

Since 2013

Selection Committee, Doctoral Fellowships, Graduate School for North American Studies (GSNAS), John F. Kennedy Institute, F.U. Berlin

2012-2017

Committee Member, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); Selection Committee, John F. Kennedy Fellowship, German Academic Exchange Service

Since 2011

Member of the Executive Committee of the Organization for Identity and Cultural Development (OICD), Kyoto, Japan

2010-2013

Membership Committee (The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations)

Since 2006

Advisory Board, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin

 

Advisory Board, European Journal of American Studies (EAAS)

2004-2006

Prize Committee, Bernath Article Prize, Society for the History of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR)

2001-2003

Editorial Board, Diplomatic History

Languages

German

Native

Latin

A-Level

French

Fluent in speaking & reading; good in writing

Spanish

Good in reading, advanced in speaking, basic in writing

Japanese

Basic in speaking in reading, beginner in writing

Teaching

Winter Semester 2019/20

Master Program

MA History Colloquium, Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Mondays, 14:00-16:00

Module A - North America in the world

U.S. Foreign Relations in the Twentieth-Century History, Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Tuesdays, 8:00-10:00

AI Technology and U.S. Foreign Relations, Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Tuesdays, 10:00-12:00

DFG Project:

'The Quest for Harmony: Classical Music, Emotion, and the Discourse on Human Rights in the United States since World War II’

Jessica Gienow-Hecht has won a grant from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft to pursue a project titled “The Quest for Harmony: Classical Music, Emotion, and the Discourse of Human Rights in the United States since World War Two.” The project began in 2018. It includes one doctoral student as well as one student assistant, and run for three years. More information can be found here.
Interested parties should contact Verena Specht at history@jfki.fu-berlin.de.


Excellence Cluster

Excellence Cluster SCRIPTS: In the Excellence Cluster "Contestations of the Liberal Script," Jessica Gienow-Hecht serves as Co-Coordinator of the Research Unit "Borders" as PI of a pilot project "Performing the Liberal Script," as board member of the Berlin International College of Research and Graduate Training (BRIT), and as a member of the collaborative team SCRIPTS/Humboldt Forum preparing the inaugural exhibition scheduled for 2020.

Other Research Projects:


Research Statement and Projects

How did and does political legitimacy relate to cultural projection? How did and do empires such as the United States and middle-power states such as Canada seek to achieve geopolitical influence by non-violent means?  How did and does power affect the definition of humanity?

My field of expertise is the interplay between cultural projection and interaction on the one hand, and the desire for geopolitical legitimacy and influence on the other from the early modern period to the present. I teach and research international and global history with a particular eye on North America, and its relation to Greater Asia and the European continent. On the methodological level, I seek to understand the relationship between culture and politics in international history by borrowing from other fields ranging from musicology to economics. Thematically, I am engaged in a number of research projects, publication projects and collaborations addressing “nation branding,” emotions and humanitarianism. For publications, please check the corresponding link above.

In general, I am interested in working with students from different fields and very open to approaches that attempt to cross the borders to other disciplines such as political science, art history, drama studies, economics and international law.

Thematic Interests

History and Cultural History:

  • International History and the History of Empires
  • North American History
  • Modern History, 19th - 21st Century
  • History of the United States: Diplomacy, Culture 

Politics and Society:

  • U.S. Foreign Relations
  • Humanitarian Intervention
  • Nation Branding — Performance and Self-Representation of Nations
  • Public Diplomacy / Cultural Diplomacy

Culture and Media:

  • History of Emotions 
  • Media History
  • Music History

Continents and Regions:

  • United States, North America
  • Transatlantic Relations
  • U.S-Japanese Relations
  • The United States and the Middle East

Books

With Carolin Viktorin, Annika Estner, and Marcel Will, Nation Branding in Modern History (New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2018). https://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/ViktorinNation

“Beyond Marketing and Diplomacy: Exploring the Historical Origins of Nation Branding.In Nation Branding in Modern History. Ed. with Carolin Viktorin, Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Annika Estner, Marcel Will. New York: Berghahn Books, 2018.

Music and International History in the Twentieth Century (New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2015). The book and text of the introduction is available here.

(Reviews of Music and International HistoryMidwest Book ReviewH-Soz-KultH-Net, the Pakistan Journal of Historical StudiesAnthropology News.)

Transmission Impossible. American Journalism As Cultural Diplomacy in Postwar Germany, 1945-1955. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1999. (H-Soz-Kult review)

Culture and International History. Ed. with Frank Schumacher. Oxford, New York. Berghahn Books, 2003. (Reviews: H-Net and H-Soz-Kult.)

Decentering America. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2007.

Sound Diplomacy. Music, Emotions, and Politics in Transatlantic Relations since 1850 Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009; kindle edition 2009; paperback 2012. (Chinese version forthcoming, Beijing: Beijing Yanziyue Culture & Art Studio). Read a review from H-Soz-Kult here.

Emotions in American History. Ed. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2010. (Reviews: H-Net and H-Soz-Kult.)

Searching for a Cultural DiplomacyEd. w/Mark Donfried. Berghahn Books, 2010.

Editor of the series Explorations in Culture and International History. Oxford, New York. Berghahn Books, since 2003.

 

Essays and Articles

 “Nation Branding: A Useful Category for the Study of Modern History.” Diplomacy & Statecraft (forthcoming 2019).

“Of Dreams and Desire: Diplomacy and Musical Nation Branding Since the Early Modern Period.” In International Relations, Music and Diplomacy, ed. Frédéric Kamel and Cécil Prévost-Thomas. London: Palgrave, 2018, pp. 259-274, https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-63163-9

“Beyond Marketing and Diplomacy: Exploring the Historical Origins of Nation Branding.” In Nation Branding in Modern History. Ed. with Carolin Viktorin, Annika Estner, and MArcel Will. New York: Berghahn Books (New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2018), 1-26. https://www.berghahnbooks.com/downloads/intros/ViktorinNation_intro.pdf

With Carolin Viktorin, "Was ist und wozu braucht man „Nation Branding“? Versuch eines neuen Zugriffs auf Macht und Kultur in den internationalen Beziehungen am Beispiel der spanischen Diktatur unter Franco." In Internationale Geschichte in Theorie und Praxis / International History in Theory and Practice. Eds. Barbara Haider-Wilson, William D. Godsey, and Wolfgang Mueller (Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie Der Wissenschaften, 2017).

Review with Carolin Viktorin of US Public Diplomacy and Democratization in Spain: Selling Democracy?, Francisco Javier Rodriguez Jimenez, Lorenzo Delgado Gómez-Escalonilla, Nicholas J. Cull, eds., in H-Diplo, H-Net Reviews December 2016.

“Nation Branding”. In Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations. 3rd ed. Ed. Frank Costigliola and Michael Hogan (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016).

"Europe's Cultural Habitus: Anti-Americanism in Europe in the Twentieth Century," in Transatlantic Relations and Modern Diplomacy: An Interdisciplinary Examination, ed. Sudeshna Roy, Dana Cooper, and Brian M. Murphy (London: Routledge 2014), 189-212.

“Protest und Dissens,” in Buchners Kolleg Geschichte – Ausgabe Berlin, ed. Maximilian Lanzinner, Bd 2 (Bamberg: C.C. Buchner 2012), 211-212, and Buchners Kolleg Geschichte -- Ausgabe Brandenburg (Bamberg; C.C. Buchner 2013), 396-397.

“Nation Branding,” in Dimensionen der internationalen Geschichte, ed. Wilfried Loth and Jost Dülffer, (Munich: Oldenbourg Verlag, 2012).

“The World Is Ready To Listen: Symphony Orchestras and the Global Performance of America,” Diplomatic History. Forum “Musical Diplomacy: Strategies, Agendas, Relationships”. Diplomatic History 36, 1 (January 2012): 17-28.

“Buy One Get One Free”, Forum on Laura Belmonte’s Selling the American Way. H-Diplo (September 2011).

“’¡No, no somos así!’ El despliegue de la cultura americana en Europa durante la Guerra Fría” (“’No, we are not!’ The Deployment of American Culture in Europe during the Cold War.”) In Guerra Fría y Propaganda. Estados Unidos y su cruzada cultural en Europa y América Latina, ed. Antonio Niño and José Antonio Montero. Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva, 2012, 41-77.

“Wer gewinnt den Wettlauf? Stellvertreterkriege: Wissenschaft, Kultur.” Der Kalte Krieg—DAMALS. Stuttgart: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2010, 83-90.

“The Anomaly of the Cold War: Cultural Diplomacy and Civil Society Since 1850." In The United States and Public Diplomacy: New Directions in Cultural and International History, eds. Kenneth Osgood, Brian Etheridge. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 2010, 29-56.

“What Are We Searching For? Culture, Diplomacy, Agents and the State.” Searching for a Cultural Diplomacy. Ed. Jessica Gienow-Hecht and Mark Donfried. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2010, 3-12.

“The Model of Cultural Diplomacy: Power, Distance, and the Promise of Civil Society.” With Mark Donfried. Searching for a Cultural Diplomacy. Ed. Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Mark Donfried. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2010, 13-29.

"The European Habitus: 'Excuse Me, I am not Convinced'", review of The Americanization of Europe: Culture, Diplomacy and Anti-Americanism after 1945, by Alexander Stephan, ed., German-American and German-Canadian Studies (November 2009), 1-6.

“What Bandwagon? Diplomatic History Today.” Journal of American History 95, 4 (March 2009), 1083-86.

“Europäischer Antiamerikanismus im 20. Jahrhundert.” In Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte 5-6 (2008): 33-38.

“International Relations, Arts, and Culture before 1914.” An Improbable War? The Outbreak of World War One and European Political Culture before 1914. Ed. Holger Afflerbach & David Stevenson. New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2007, 271-83.

“The Cold War.” The Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History. Ed. Akira Iriye and Pierre Yves Saunier. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, 174-78.

“A European Considers the Influence of American Culture: The Challenges of Globalization," eJournal USA, USINFO.state.gov, Ed. U.S. Department of State (February 2006): 30-32.

“The Cultural Cold War In Europe.” In The Cambridge History of the Cold War. Ed. Melvyn P. Leffler, Arne Westad. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012, 398-419.

“Decentering American History.” In Decentering America. Ed. Jessica C. E. Gienow-Hecht. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2007, 1-20.

“’Always Blame the Americans:’ Anti-Americanism in Europe in the Twentieth Century.” American Historical Review 111, 4 (October 2006): 1067-1091.

“Hier sprechen die Steine nicht: Die ‘Amerikanisierung’ des Musikkritikers H. H. Stuckenschmidt.” America on my Mind: Amerkianisierung der deutschen Kultur seit 1945. Ed. Alexander Stephan und Jochen Vogt. Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 2006.

"Von fremden Ländern and Menschen oder Wo bleibt der internationale Diskurs in der internationalen Kulturgeschichte?" Deutschland und die USA in der internationalen Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts. Ed. Philipp Gassert, Manfred Berg. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 2004, 80-97.

"Emotionale Wahlverwandtschaften: Musik und Emotion in den internationale Beziehungen seit 1850." Erneuerung und Erweiterung einer historischen Disziplin. Eds. Eckart Conze, Guido Müller and Ulrich Lappenküper. Cologne and Vienna: Böhlau, 2004, 197-229.

"Whose Music Is It Anyway? The Limits of Transnational Culture in the Nineteenth Century." Straddling Borders: The American Resonance in Transnational Identities. Ed. Rob Kroes. Amsterdam: VU University Press, 2004, S. 34-50.

"American Cultural Foreign Policy Towards Germany, 1949-69." The United States and Germany in the Era of the Cold War. Ed. Detlef Junker. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004, 401-8.

"Cultural Transfer." Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations. 2nd ed. Ed. Michael Hogan and Thomas Patterson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004, 257-78.

"Who Is Afraid of Modernity? Germany and the United States in the Age of the Penny Press." Atlantic Communications: The Media in American and German History from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth CenturyEd. U. Lehmkuhl and N. Finzsch. New York: Berg Press, 225-37.

"Trumpeting Down the Walls of Jericho: The Politics of Art, Music and Emotion in German-American Relations, 1870-1920." Journal of Social History 36, 3 (Spring 2003): 585-613.

"On the Division of Knowledge and the Community of Thought :Culture and International History." Culture and International History. Ed. Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Frank Schumacher. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2003, 3-41.

"How Good Are We? Culture and the Cold War." In The Cultural Cold War in Western Europe, 1945-1960. Eds. Giles Scott-Smith and Hans Krabbendam. London: Frank Cass Publishers, 2003, 269-82.

"Zuckerbrot und Peitsche. Die Rolle von Remigranten in der Medienpolitik der USA und der US-Zone." Remigranten and Remigration in den Medien der Nachkriegszeit . Ed. A. Schildt, C. Krohn. Hamburg: Christians, 2002, 23-49.

"German-American Cultural Relations, 1980-1914. A Historical Retrospective." The Cultural Turn: Essays in the History of U.S. Foreign Relations. Ed. Frank A. Ninkovich and Liping Bu. Chicago. Imprint Publications, 2001, 53-82.

"A Global Group of Worriers." Diplomatic History 26 (Summer 2002), 481-91.

"Cultural Transfer or Cultural Imperialism." Encyclopedia of American Foreign RelationsEd. Alexander de Conde a.o. New York: Scribner, 2002, 397-408.

"Amerikanische Kulturpolitik in der Bundesrepublik." Die USA und Deutschland im Zeitalter des Kalten Krieges. Ein Handbuch. Ed. Detlef Junker, Philipp Gassert, Wilfried Mausbach and David B. Morris. Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 2001, 612-22.

"Shame on US? Cultural Transfer, Academics, and the Cold War--A Critical Review." Diplomatic History 24 (Summer 2000): 465-94. In January 2016, the Diplomatic History website recongised this article as the journal's 23rd most cited since 1977.

"Art Is Democracy and Democracy Is Art. Culture, Propaganda, and the Neue Zeitung in Germany, 1944-1947." Diplomatic History 23 (Winter 1999): 21-43.

"Friends, Foes, or Reeducators? Feindbilder and Anti-Communism in the U.S. Military Government in Germany, 1946-53." Enemy Images in American History. Ed. Ragnhild Fiebig-v. Haase and Ursula Lehmkuhl . Providence: Berghahn Books, 1997, 281-300.

"When Spengler Saw Jefferson. The U.S. Army Paper Neue Zeitung and the Image of America in Germany, 1945-48." American and European National Identitites: Faces in the Mirror. Ed. Stephen Fender. Keele: Keele University Press, 1996, 89-109.

"Trial by Fire. Newspaper Coverage of the Nuremberg Trial, 1945-46." Studies in Newspaper and Periodical History. Hgg. Michael Harris and Tom O'Malley. Westport, London. Greenwood Press, 1995, S. 167-183.

"The Decline of the German Language in Early America," Yearbook of German American Studies 26 (1991): 145-184.

 

Select Contributions in the News (Print)

Steady drum of Trump’s anti-Germany remarks raises questions. Associated Press 11.07.2018

Transatlantic Disharmony: Investigating why German conductor Karl Muck fell into disfavor in the US in 1917. Tagespiegel-Beilage 2/12/17.

"Die Mutter aller Schlachten," Freie Presse Chemnitz 16 January 2016

"Kalkulierte Katastrophe?" Die Zeit, 21 May 2015.

“Enttäuschte Europäer” The European, 1 October 2011.

“Eine transatlantische Wahlverwandtschaft: Friedrich Stock and Karl Muck -- Dirigentenkarrieren in den Vereinigten Staaten.” Neue Musikzeitung 59, 10/10 (October 2010): 3.

“Sanfte Macht: Was haben Musik und Orchester mit Außenpolitik zu tun?” Das Orchester (December 2010): 32-35.

"Model U.S. History. Studying Like in the United States." Perspectives (October 1998), 35-38.

"Wer jetzt Luftschlösser baut, gehört übers Knie gelegt," Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 18 October 1995.

"Nicht der gute, nicht der letzte Krieg. Amerikanische Historiker pflegen moralische Selbstzweifel am Zweiten Weltkrieg," Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 1 September 1993.

"Die Deutsche Bank stellt sich ihrer Geschichte. Erst jetzt zugängliches Archivmaterial soll die Rolle des Instituts im Dritten Reich klären," Süddeutsche Zeitung, 24 December 1992.

"Zentrales Parteiarchiv der SED-Nachfolgerin PDS. Wissenschaftler vor verschlossenen Toren," Süddeutsche Zeitung, 18 December 1992.

"Heimat and Feindbild. Jahrestagung der Ranke-Gesellschaft," Süddeutsche Zeitung, 1 December 1992.

"Alte Rivalitäten in der Neuen Welt," Die Welt, 23 June 1992.

"Umerziehung and Kulturkampf. Zum Symposium über 'Erziehung in den USA and der Bundesrepublik' in Tübingen," Süddeutsche Zeitung, 13 July 1992.

"Sünden, Seelen, Staatsraison. 14. Jahreskonferenz der deutschen Amerikahistoriker in Blaubeuren," Die Welt, 28 February 1992.

"Im Irrgarten der Stimmen. Ein Symposium zum Einfluss emigrierter Juristen in Amerika," Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 25 September 1991.

"Mim Beisickel fahr'n. Warum Deutsch nicht Amtssprache in Amerika wurde," Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 31 July 1990.


Select Contributions in the Media (Audio-Visual)

Deutschlandfunk, interview with Jessica Gienow-Hecht on U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's participation in the meeting on European foreign ministers, 13 May 2019

Swiss Broadcasting Radio SRF, Jessica Gienow-Hecht interviewed about Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. 05.03.2019.

Radio Bremen, Jessica Gienow-Hecht comments on U.S. President Trump’s domestic position after meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. 01.03.2019.

Associated Press: Professor Gienow-Hecht was interviewed about US President Trump's comments on Germany. 11.07.2018

Deutschlandfunk Kultur Radio, Professor Gienow-Hecht was interviewed about the US Ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell. 4.06.2018

Radio Bremen, Professor Gienow Hecht was interviewed about Angela Merkel's state visit to Washington. 27.4.2018.

Los Angeles Times, Germany Seemed Immune to the #MeToo Movement. Then a Prominent Director was Accused.  31/1/2018.

Spreeradio, Jessica Gienow-Hecht on the 30th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s speech in front of the Brandenburg gate 1987: ‘Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall, Jessica Gienow-Hecht, 12.06.2017

SciencesPo, Jessica Gienow-Hecht interviewed by Sciences Po in regard to culture and international history in Paris, 06.06.2017

Radio Bremen — Nordwestradio, Merkel vs. Trump 29.05. 2017

Nordwest Radio, Interview, The 100th Anniversary of the U.S. Entry into WWI, 06.04.2017

Deutschlandfunk, Interview, Die "Hexenprozesse von Salem", 01.03.2017

RTL, Interview, "Trump holt Schwiegersohn ins Weiße Haus", 10.01.2017

NPR Berlin, Audio interviewThe Berlin Journal (interview can be heard from 15:45 to 23:55), Jessica Gienow-Hecht and Rebecca Boehling, 09.01.2017

Radio WissenAudio interview and article, "Ist Trump 'Fit for President'?", 19.12.2016

Deutsche Welle, Election Day Coverage, Irwin Collier, Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Boris Vormann, 9.11.2016

Deutschlandradio Kulturradio interview"Vom Tellerwäscher zum Millionär: Platzt der amerikanische Traum?"Jessica Gienow-Hecht and Boris Vormann, 28.10.2016

Deutschlandfunkradio coverage of section at the 51st Deutscher Historikertag, "Von »guten Nachbarn« und »deutschen Wegen«. Rollenbilder und Machtdiskurse im außenpolitischen Selbstverständnis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 1969–2005” (featured in the first 22 minutes), 21.09.2016

Deutschlandradio, interview, Desert Storm16.01.2016

Deutschlandradio Kultur, article and interview, "Gelebte Utopie im Wald von Tennessee," 13.01.2016

NPR. Jessica Gienow-Hecht on the Bombing of Germany in World War II, “To the Best of Our Knowledge,” 23 February 2003 http://archive.ttbook.org/listen/30861