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Jüdische Geschichte und Kultur



Short Curriculum Vitae



Habilitation (second book) and acquired venia legendi (career path) for early modern and modern history at the University of Munich.
Habilitation (second book): “Pioneers of a New Jewish Identity: The Independent Orders B’nai B’rith and True Sisters,” 1843-1914”.


Doctor of Philosophy in Social and Economic History, "magna cum laude".
Doctoral thesis on "German-Americans and National-Socialism, 1922 - 1945: Political and Social Organizations in the U.S."


Master of Arts in Social and Economic History.
Minored in Modern History and Political Science.

Profesional Experience


DAAD-Visiting Professor for German and German Jewish History at Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

Sept. 2013-Aug. 2014

LMU Munich: Research Project “German Refugee Rabbis in the United States”, Visiting Research Fellow at NYU, New York.


Appointment as Professor of Modern History at LMU (apl.)

Editor of New Perspectives in Modern Jewish History, an English language series with DeGruyter Publishers in Berlin and Boston.


LMU Munich: Research Project “German Refugee Rabbis in the United States.”


LMUexcellent – Visiting Professor and LMU Liaison North America and Visiting Professor Bildner Center for Jewish Studies Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

Representative for LMU Munich in North America: Design and implementation of international research funding and cooperative research projects for Germany’s first University of Excellence.


Aresty Visiting Professor at the Bildner Center for Jewish Studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

Interim Executive Director, German University Alliance, New York City (joint liaison office of the Freie Universität Berlin and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich in New York City).

Visiting Professor of American History at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.

Gerda Henkel Research Fellow in cooperation with the GHI, Washington DC: “German Jewry in the United States: A Transnational Perspective”, A Reference Guide to Primary Sources in U.S. Archives or Institutions and to Relevant Fellowships and Grants.


“Privatdozentin,” full member of the faculty of Arts and History,
teaching graduate and undergraduate courses and lectures at the University of Munich.