PhD Projects

Dissertations

Ongoing Dissertation Projects:

Kira Alvarez:

Migrant Capital and Social Networks: The Western Classical Music World
between the U.S. and Mandate Palestine/Israel, 1920s-1960s

Valeria Benko:

Managing the West: the Public Debate on the Third World and the Form of Global Governance (1974-1977).

Sarah Epping:

The United States in Mesopotamia (Iraq), to 1921 (working title)

Annika Estner:

Mir. Progress. Prava čeloveka. Sowjetische Dissidenten in der Wissenschaft, 1970er-1990er Jahre.

Helen Gibson

Joyriding Across the Color Line: Automotivity and Citizenship in the United States, 1895-1939

Annette Karpp:

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.

Nadja Klopprogge:

Seperate but Equal?: Contesting the Concept of Equality, African American GIs in Occupied Germany.

Tilman Pietz:

World Stage in America: The Institutional Design, Setting, and Performances of the United Nations Security Council, 1945-1971

Mare Pit:

HOWL: Retelling the History of the North American Arctic from a Dog's Perspective.

Victoria Tafferner:

Iron Teeth and Brittle Bodies: Visual Cultures of Women's Occupational Health in Industrial America.

Carolin Viktorin:

Branding Spain. Die Kultur-und Tourismuspolitik des Franco-Regimes als nationale Imagewerbung in Westeuropa 1945-1975.

Completed Dissertations Since 2010:

Javad Asgharirad:

US Public Diplomacy towards Iran since September 11, 2001 (Graduiertenschule Nordamerikastudien, Juni 2012).

Rebecca Brückmann:

Massive Resistance and Southern Womanhood: Women's Activities in the Segregationist Counter-Movement.

Elisabeth Engel:

African American (Anti-)colonialism: The African Methodist Episcopal Church and Colonial Africa, 1918-1939.

Silke Hackensch:

Constructing Blackness. Chocolate as a Racial Signifier in Historical and Cultural Perspective (2011).

Markus Kienscherf:

Holding the Fort versus Holding the Street: Techniques of Social Control and Global (Counter)Insurgencies (2011).

Stefanie Land-Hilbert:

Narrating the Other: Indigenous Representations in Twentieth-Century Australian and Canadian School Books.

Simone Müller-Pohl:

"The Transatlantic Telegraphs and the Wiring of the World, 1858-1914. Cultural Networks in Maritime Space" (2011).

Jane Preuß:

Social Work, Stratification Processes and the Fight for Racial Justice in The Association for the Protection of Colored Women.

Phillip Reick:

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.

Marcel Will

Sino-American Normalization, the Taiwan Relations Act, and U.S. Preponderance in the Asia-Pacific.