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Prof. Dr. Jessica Gienow-Hecht

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Chair of History Department

Lansstraße 7-9
Raum 216
14195 Berlin
+49 30 838 52873


Summer Semester 2024:

Mondays between 1-2pm in room 216; office hours on May 13 will be shifted to May 16 from 5:15-6:15pm.

All students seeking to contact Prof. Gienow-Hecht, please write to: historystudents@jfki.fu-berlin.de.

If you wish to obtain a recommendation, please request and submit the necessary documents (this form, your cv and a current transcript of records) to historystudents@jfki.fu-berlin.de at least 8 weeks prior to the due date

If you wish to compose your qualification thesis under the supervision of Prof. Gienow-Hecht, please submit a proposal (outline, research question, sources, bibliography) to historystudents@jfki.fu-berlin.de and come to office hours at least 8 weeks prior to the official registration date. Note that to complete a MA thesis, you need to have participated in the MA colloquium North American history.

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: 50th Anniversary… | Center for European Studies at Harvard University

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


University Professor of History at Freie Universität Berlin

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), its Research Unit Borders, and the Project "Gender, Borders, Memory"

SCRIPTS: https://www.scripts-berlin.eu

Borders: https://www.scripts-berlin.eu/research/research-units/borders/index.html

"Gender, Borders, Memory": https://www.scripts-berlin.eu/research/research-projects/General-Research-Projects/Gender_-Borders_-Memory/index.html

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

Academic Positions


Visiting Professor, Department of History, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada


Visiting Professor, Centre d'histoire, Sciences Po, Alfred Grosser Chair, Paris


Global Humanities Senior Research and Teaching Fellow, Harvard University

Since 2013

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


Full Professor of International History, University of Cologne


Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha University, Kyoto


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


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


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


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


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


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


Postdoctoral Fellow, Institut für Geschichte, Universität Bielefeld



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


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


Master of Arts, University of Virginia


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


Certificat de l'Alliance Française II, École Internationale Videmanette


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


Awards and Fellowships


Global Humanities Senior Research and Teaching Fellow, Harvard University


Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award (for Sound Diplomacy)


Heisenberg Fellowship, German Research Council (5 years)


Young Scholars Prize, City of Krefeld


Research Fellowship, German Research Council


John Anson Kittredge Educational Fund Award, Harvard University


Visiting Fellowship, Charles Warren Center, Harvard University


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


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


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


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


Fulbright Research Fellowship (declined in favor of JFK fellowship)


Bernard & Audre Rapoport Fellowship,American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati


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


Quadrille Ball Fellowship, Germanistic Society of America


Research Grant, Harry S. Truman Library Institute


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


Study Grant, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia


Research grant, Axel-Springer-Stiftung, Berlin


Academic Enhancement Fellowship, University of Virginia


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 2024

Member of the Ways and Means Committee, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations


Member of the Executive Committee, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations

Since 2020

Member of the editorial board, Diplomacy & Statecraft

Since 2019

Selection Committee, Michael H. Hunt Prize for International History

Since 2016

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


Member of the board for the Dissertationspreis Internationale Geschichte der AG Internationale Geschichte

Since 2015

Reviewer, American Academy, Berlin

Since 2013

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


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


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)


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


Editorial Board, Diplomatic History







Fluent in speaking & reading; good in writing


Good in reading, advanced in speaking, basic in writing


Basic in speaking in reading, beginner in writing

BA and MA students from both the John F. Kennedy Institute as well as the Friedrich Meinecke Institute are cordially invited to enroll in Jessica Gienow-Hecht’s seminars. Students who wish her to serve as first reader of BA and MA theses are requested to take at least one of her seminars.



Summer Semester 2024


Race and Music, Jessica Gienow-Hecht and Brandon Brown, Mondays, 14:00-16:00


Gender, Borders, Memory, Gülay Caglar and Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Wednesdays, 16:00-18:00

MA Colloquium History, Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Mondays, 18:00-20:00

Winter Semester 2023/24


Understanding North America A, James Dorson, Martin Lüthe, Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Fridays, 10:00-12:00 & 14:00-16:00

The United States and Other Empires, Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Mondays, 14:00-16:00


MA Colloquium History, Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Mondays, 18:00-20:00

Summer Semester 2023


The American and Other Revolutions, Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Mondays, 14:00-16:00*


Disciplinary Methods in the Study of History, Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Mondays, 18:00 - 20:00

Winter Semester 2022/23


Disciplinary Methods in the Study of History, Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Mondays, 18:00 - 20:00

Summer Semester 2021


The United States and Other Empires, Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Mondays, 14:00-16:00


Race and Music, Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Brandon Keith Brown, Wednesdays, 10:00-12:00

20th Century U.S. History, Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Wednesdays, 8:00-10:00

Advanced Disciplinary Theory and Methods in the Study of History, Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Mondays, 17:00-18:30

Winter Semester 2020/21


The American and Other Revolutions in World History, Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Mondays 16:00-18:00

Coping with Fear: Disaster and Disease in North America, Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Wednesdays 18:00-20:00


COVID-19, Dust Bowl, and Katrina: Historical and Sociological Perspectives on Disasters and Human Responses, Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Wednesdays 10:00-12:00

MA-Colloquium History, Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Mondays 18:00-20:00

Research Projects:

  • Project Investigator, Research Unit “Borders” (Excellence Cluster Contestations of the Liberal SCRIPT/SCRIPTS).
  • Project Investigator with Gülay Caglar. "Gender, Borders, Memory" (Excellence Cluster Contestations of the Liberal Script/SCRIPTS).
  • Project Investigator, "The Quest for Harmony: Classical Music, Emotion, and the Discount of Human Rights in the United States since World War II." DFG-Projekt.
  • Who Is Part of Humanity? Gender, Humanitarianism and the War of 1898 in Cuba. Click here for more information.
  • "Music and Human Rights Since World War Two: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Anniversary Concerts, 1949-2016” (Arbeitstitel, research essay).
  • “Der stolze Staat: Wie nationale Identitäten gemacht und verkauft werden”  (Arbeitstitel, Buchprojekt).

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 Centuries
  • 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

Select Contributions in the News (Print)

Select Contributions in the Media (Audio-Visual)




Essays and Articles

  • Jessica C. E. Gienow-Hecht, Sönke Kunkel, and Sebastian Jobs, "Visions of Humanity: Actors, Culture, Practices,” in VISIONS OF HUMANITY: Historical Cultural Practices since 1850 (ed. Kunkel, Gienow-Hecht, Jobs (New York and Oxford: BERGHAHN BOOKS, 2023), 1-29.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht, "Survival and Desire, Empowerment and the Absence of Words: Music in Postwar Transitions, 1800-1950". In Music and Postwar Transitions, edited by Barbara L. Kelly et al. New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books, June 2023, pp. 290-298.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. Review: "Selling Weimar: German Public Diplomacy and the United States, 1918-1932," by Elisabeth Piller. H-Diplo ROUNDTABLE XXIII-37, May 9, 2022, 8-11
  • Marlene Ritter and Jessica Gienow-Hecht. Review: "Cultural Diplomacy in Europe: Between the Domestic and the International," by Caterina Carta and Richard Higgot. Caliban - French Journal of English Studies 64 (2021), 407-410.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. "'Wir sind nicht Dänemark’: US-amerikanische Perspektiven auf Europa seit 1865." In: Arnd Bauerkämper and Hartmut Kaelble (eds.), Europa: Visionen und Praxis im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert (Berlin: Metropol-Verlag, 2021), 154-161.
  • Anna Rauscher and Jessica Gienow-Hecht. "Robin Markwica's 'Emotional Choices. How the Logic of Affect Shapes Coercive Diplomacy' – A Reflection." Neue Politische Literatur, 2020.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. “Vertrauen ist gut, Kontrolle ist besser: Ein Blick in die US-außenpolitische Geschichte." In Hélène Miard-Delacroix and Andreas Wirsching (eds.), Internationale Beziehungen und 'Emotional Regimes': Neue Fragen an die Geschichte des Kalten Krieges (Munich: De Gruyter/Oldenbourg, 2020).
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. “Interested in a Serious Relationship? Die Marke Deutschland im internationalen Kontext.” In Geschichte und Gesellschaft 45, 2019, pp. 580-596.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. "Nation Branding: A Useful Category for International History,” Diplomacy & Statecraft 30, 4 (2019), 755-779. (review by Nick Cull)
  • Carolin Viktorin, Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Annika Estner, Marcel Will. “Beyond Marketing and Diplomacy: Exploring the Historical Origins of Nation Branding.” In Nation Branding in Modern History (New York: Berghahn Books, 2018), 1-26.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. “Of Dreams and Desire: Diplomacy and Musical Nation Branding Since the Early Modern Period.” In International Relations, Music and Diplomacy, edited by Frederic Ramel and Cecil Prévost-Thomas (London: Palgrave, 2018), 259-274.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht and 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, edited by Barbara Haider-Wilson, William D. Godsey, and Wolfgang Mueller (Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie Der Wissenschaften, 2017).
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht and Carolin Viktorin. Review: US Public Diplomacy and Democratization in Spain: Selling Democracy?, edited by Francisco Javier Rodriguez Jimenez, Lorenzo Delgado Gómez-Escalonilla, Nicholas J. Cull (December 2016).
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. “Nation Branding.” In Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations (third edition), edited by Frank Costigliola and Michael Hogan (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016).
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. "Europe's Cultural Habitus: Anti-Americanism in Europe in the Twentieth Century." In Transatlantic Relations and Modern Diplomacy: An Interdisciplinary Examination, edited by Sudeshna Roy, Dana Cooper, and Brian M. Murphy (London: Routledge 2014), 189-212.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. “Protest und Dissens.” In Buchners Kolleg Geschichte – Ausgabe Berlin (Volume 2), edited by Maximilian Lanzinner (Bamberg: C.C. Buchner 2012), 211-212, and in Buchners Kolleg Geschichte -- Ausgabe Brandenburg (Bamberg; C.C. Buchner 2013), 396-397.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. “Nation Branding.” In Dimensionen der Internationalen Geschichte, edited by Wilfried Loth and Jost Dülffer (Munich: Oldenbourg Verlag, 2012).
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. “'¡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, edited by Antonio Niño and José Antonio Montero (Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva, 2012), 41-77.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. “The Cultural Cold War In Europe.” In The Cambridge History of the Cold War, edited by Melvyn P. Leffler and Arne Westad (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), 398-419.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. “The World Is Ready To Listen: Symphony Orchestras and the Global Performance of America.” Forum “Musical Diplomacy: Strategies, Agendas, Relationships.” Diplomatic History 36, 1 (January 2012): 17-28.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. “Buy One Get One Free.” Forum on Laura Belmonte’s Selling the American Way (September 2011)
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. “Wer gewinnt den Wettlauf? Stellvertreterkriege: Wissenschaft, Kultur.” In Der Kalte Krieg—DAMALS (Stuttgart: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2010), 83-90.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. “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, edited by Kenneth Osgood and Brian Etheridge (Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, 2010), 29-56.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. “What Are We Searching For? Culture, Diplomacy, Agents and the State.” In Searching for a Cultural Diplomacy, edited by Jessica Gienow-Hecht and Mark Donfried (New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2010), 3-12.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht and Mark Donfried. “The Model of Cultural Diplomacy: Power, Distance, and the Promise of Civil Society.” In Searching for a Cultural Diplomacy, edited Jessica Gienow-Hecht and Mark Donfried (New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2010), 13-29.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. "The European Habitus: 'Excuse Me, I am not Convinced'," review of The Americanization of Europe: Culture, Diplomacy and Anti-Americanism after 1945, edited by Alexander Stephan, German-American and German-Canadian Studies (November 2009), 1-6.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. “What Bandwagon? Diplomatic History Today.” Journal of American History 95, 4 (March 2009), 1083-86.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. “The Cold War.” In The Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History,edited by Akira Iriye and Pierre Yves Saunier (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), 174-78.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. “Europäischer Antiamerikanismus im 20. Jahrhundert.” In Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte 5-6 (2008): 33-38.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. “International Relations, Arts, and Culture before 1914.” In An Improbable War? The Outbreak of World War One and European Political Culture before 1914, edited by Holger Afflerbach and David Stevenson (New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2007), 271-83.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. “Decentering American History.” In Decentering America, edited by Jessica Gienow-Hecht (New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2007), 1-20.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. “A European Considers the Influence of American Culture: The Challenges of Globalization," eJournal USA, USINFO.state.gov, edited by the U.S. Department of State (February 2006): 30-32.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. "'Always Blame the Americans:' Anti-Americanism in Europe in the Twentieth Century." American Historical Review 111, 4 (October 2006): 1067-1091.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. “Hier sprechen die Steine nicht: Die ‘Amerikanisierung’ des Musikkritikers H. H. Stuckenschmidt.” In America on my Mind: Amerkianisierung der deutschen Kultur seit 1945, edited by Alexander Stephan und Jochen Vogt (Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 2006).
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. "Von fremden Ländern and Menschen oder Wo bleibt der internationale Diskurs in der internationalen Kulturgeschichte?" In Deutschland und die USA in der internationalen Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts, edited by Philipp Gassert and Manfred Berg (Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 2004), 80-97.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. "Emotionale Wahlverwandtschaften: Musik und Emotion in den internationale Beziehungen seit 1850." In Erneuerung und Erweiterung einer historischen Disziplin, edited by Eckart Conze, Guido Müller and Ulrich Lappenküper (Cologne and Vienna: Böhlau, 2004), 197-229.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. "Whose Music Is It Anyway? The Limits of Transnational Culture in the Nineteenth Century." In Straddling Borders: The American Resonance in Transnational Identities, edited by Rob Kroes (Amsterdam: VU University Press, 2004), 34-50.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. "American Cultural Foreign Policy Towards Germany, 1949-69." In The United States and Germany in the Era of the Cold War, edited by Detlef Junker (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), 401-8.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. "Cultural Transfer." In Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations (second edition), edited by Michael Hogan and Thomas Patterson (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), 257-78.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. "Who Is Afraid of Modernity? Germany and the United States in the Age of the Penny Press." In Atlantic Communications: The Media in American and German History from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century, edited by Ursula Lehmkuhl and Norbert Finzsch (New York: Berg Press, 2004), 225-37.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. "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.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. "On the Division of Knowledge and the Community of Thought: Culture and International History." In Culture and International History, edited by Jessica Gienow-Hecht and Frank Schumacher (Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2003), 3-41.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. "How Good Are We? Culture and the Cold War." In The Cultural Cold War in Western Europe, 1945-1960, edited by Giles Scott-Smith and Hans Krabbendam (London: Frank Cass Publishers, 2003), 269-82.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. "Zuckerbrot und Peitsche. Die Rolle von Remigranten in der Medienpolitik der USA und der US-Zone." In Remigranten and Remigration in den Medien der Nachkriegszeit, edited by A. Schildt, C. Krohn (Hamburg: Christians, 2002), 23-49.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. "A Global Group of Worriers." Diplomatic History 26 (Summer 2002), 481-91.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. "Cultural Transfer or Cultural Imperialism." In Encyclopedia of American Foreign Relations, edited by Alexander de Conde, Richard D. Burns, and Fredrik Logevall (New York: Scribner, 2002), 397-408.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. "German-American Cultural Relations, 1980-1914: A Historical Retrospective." In The Cultural Turn: Essays in the History of U.S. Foreign Relations, edited by Frank A. Ninkovich and Liping Bu (Chicago: Imprint Publications, 2001), 53-82.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. "Amerikanische Kulturpolitik in der Bundesrepublik." In Die USA und Deutschland im Zeitalter des Kalten Krieges. Ein Handbuch, edited by Detlef Junker, Philipp Gassert, Wilfried Mausbach and David B. Morris (Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 2001), 612-22.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. "Shame on US? Cultural Transfer, Academics, and the Cold War--A Critical Review." Diplomatic History 24 (Summer 2000): 465-94.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. "Art Is Democracy and Democracy Is Art. Culture, Propaganda, and the Neue Zeitung in Germany, 1944-1947." Diplomatic History 23 (Winter 1999): 21-43.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. "Friends, Foes, or Reeducators? Feindbilder and Anti-Communism in the U.S. Military Government in Germany, 1946-53." In Enemy Images in American History, edited by Ragnhild Fiebig-v. Haase and Ursula Lehmkuhl (Providence: Berghahn Books, 1997), 281-300.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. "When Spengler Saw Jefferson. The U.S. Army Paper Neue Zeitung and the Image of America in Germany, 1945-48." In American and European National Identitites: Faces in the Mirror, edited by Stephen Fender (Keele: Keele University Press, 1996), 89-109.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. "Trial by Fire. Newspaper Coverage of the Nuremberg Trial, 1945-46." In Studies in Newspaper and Periodical History, edited by Michael Harris and Tom O'Malley (Westport, London. Greenwood Press, 1995), 167-183.
  • Jessica Gienow-Hecht. "The Decline of the German Language in Early America." Yearbook of German American Studies 26 (1991): 145-184.