Ongoing Dissertation Projects:
Migrant Capital and Social Networks: The Western Classical Music World
between the U.S. and Mandate Palestine/Israel, 1920s-1960s
Managing the West: the Public Debate on the Third World and the Form of Global Governance (1974-1977).
The United States in Mesopotamia (Iraq), to 1921 (working title)
Mir. Progress. Prava čeloveka. Sowjetische Dissidenten in der Wissenschaft, 1970er-1990er Jahre.
Joyriding Across the Color Line: Automotivity and Citizenship in the United States, 1895-1939
Punk and/or Human Rights? From Anti-Establishment Ideology to an Agenda of Political Participation in London's and New York City's Punk Scenes, 1970s-2000s.
Seperate but Equal?: Contesting the Concept of Equality, African American GIs in Occupied Germany.
World Stage in America: The Institutional Design, Setting, and Performances of the United Nations Security Council, 1945-1971
HOWL: Retelling the History of the North American Arctic from a Dog's Perspective.
Iron Teeth and Brittle Bodies: Visual Cultures of Women's Occupational Health in Industrial America.
Branding Spain. Die Kultur-und Tourismuspolitik des Franco-Regimes als nationale Imagewerbung in Westeuropa 1945-1975.
Completed Dissertations Since 2010:
US Public Diplomacy towards Iran since September 11, 2001 (Graduiertenschule Nordamerikastudien, Juni 2012).
Massive Resistance and Southern Womanhood: Women's Activities in the Segregationist Counter-Movement.
African American (Anti-)colonialism: The African Methodist Episcopal Church and Colonial Africa, 1918-1939.
Constructing Blackness. Chocolate as a Racial Signifier in Historical and Cultural Perspective (2011).
Holding the Fort versus Holding the Street: Techniques of Social Control and Global (Counter)Insurgencies (2011).
Narrating the Other: Indigenous Representations in Twentieth-Century Australian and Canadian School Books.
"The Transatlantic Telegraphs and the Wiring of the World, 1858-1914. Cultural Networks in Maritime Space" (2011).
Social Work, Stratification Processes and the Fight for Racial Justice in The Association for the Protection of Colored Women.
Protection and Emancipation in Moments of Historical Crisis: A Comparative Analysis of Social Movements in Berlin and New York City in the 1870s and 1930s.
Sino-American Normalization, the Taiwan Relations Act, and U.S. Preponderance in the Asia-Pacific.