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).
Lene Annette Karpp:
Fighting from the Margins: Punk (and) Feminist Practices in New York City, 1970s - 2010s.
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:
Joyriding Across the Color Line: Automotivity and Citizenship in the United States, 1895-1939.
HOWL: Retelling the History of the North American Arctic from a Dog's Perspective.
Seperate but Equal?: Contesting the Concept of Equality, African American GIs in Occupied Germany.
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.