Membership of Centre for Critical Inquiry into Society and Culture (CCISC)
I hold an MA (I. Staatsexamen) in History, German and Pedagogics from Freiburg University and a PhD from Durham University. Research and teaching interests include migration studies, German and global history, and First World War studies. My monograph on German diasporic nationalism during the nineteenth century was named a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title. A co-authored monograph is forthcoming with Oxford University Press and entitled ‘Enemies in the Empire. Civilian Internment in the British Empire during the First World War’. Related public engagement activities are funded by an AHRC impact grant. I am also investigator on the DAAD-funded project 'Promoting German Pop Music Studies in the UK'. I am a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a member of the AHRC Peer Review College, an executive committee member of the Association for German Studies (AGS), and co-director of the Midlands German Network.
Language Preservation as Colonialist Practice. German Schools Abroad, 1871-1914, in Ulrike Kirchberger (ed.), Global Diasporas in the Age of High Imperialism, Berlin: Lang, 2018
‘Enemy Aliens’ in Scotland in a Global Context, 1914-1919: Germanophobia, Internment, Forgetting, in Tim Grady, Hannah Ewence (eds.), Minorities during the First World War. From War to Peace, London: Palgrave Macmillan 2017, pp. 117-42
TV/Radio Interviews and articles on Anglo-German relations, German history, Germans in Britain during World War I for BBC History Magazine, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC One 'Midlands Today', BBC West Midland Radio, BBC 2 'Who do you think you are?', Heir Hunters, New Talk 770 Calgary, The Conversation
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