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Kira Álvarez


Lansstraße 5-9
14195 Berlin

Research Interests

  • Immigration and Migration
  • Diplomacy
  • Religion
  • Cultural History
  • Music as Cultural Diplomacy
  • Music and Nationalism
  • Cultural History of the United States in the 20th Century
  • Biography and Historiography



Doctoral Candidate, Graduate School of North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

Stanford University, M.A., History; M.A., Musicology

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, M. A., Religious History

      Passed the university Hebrew language proficiency exam

Swarthmore College, B.A., Religion and History

      Additional B.A. coursework in religion and history at the University of        


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

Dissertation in Geschichte

Mentoring Team:
First supervisor: Prof. Jessica Gienow-Hecht
Second supervisor: Prof. Arnd Bauerkämper
Third supervisor: Prof. Danielle Fosler-Lussie

Dahlem Research School
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft