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Anna Rauscher

PhD Candidate

Lansstraße 5-9
14195 Berlin

Anna studied English and American literature and linguistics, German literature, linguistics and medieval studies at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg and Oxford University. She joined the department as a doctoral candidate in October 2018.

Counterpointing “quiet diplomacy”.[i] Classical Music, Human Rights and Political Activism (1960-2000). (Dissertation project)

Dissertation in History

Mentoring team:
First supervisor: Prof. Jessica Gienow-Hecht PhD
Second supervisor: Prof. Esteban Buch
Third supervisor: Prof. Dagmar Herzog

My dissertation focuses on articulations of emotional concern in reaction to human rights issues in the last quarter of the last century. The goal of the research project is to analyze the relationship between classical music and human rights advocacy in the United States (1960-2000 appr.). The dissertation seeks to explore the feelings informing musical human rights activism before and after the end of the Cold War.

[i] Human Rights Watch World Report 1990. https://www.hrw.org/reports/1990/WR90/. 11/02/2021.



Dahlem Research School
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft