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Adviser: Konrad H. Jarausch
Curriculum Vitae


B.A. Willamette University, 2011
M.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014
M.A. Thesis: “A Crisis of Marriage? The Debate on Marriage Reform in the Social Democratic Weimar Women’s Press, 1919-1933”
PhD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2020

Research Interests

My dissertation, entitled “After Socialism: The Transformation of Everyday Life in Eisenhüttenstadt, 1980-Present,” explores Eisenhüttenstadt’s transformation from the thriving socialist model-city to a declining eastern German town on the Polish border. My research interests include urban history and everyday life in a united Germany and the former Eastern bloc.

Recent Publications

  • Review of Back to the Postindustrial Future: An Ethnography of Germany’s Fastest-Shrinking City, by Felix Ringel. EuropeNow, published 2 July 2018.
  • Review of Four Germanys: A Chronicle of the Schorcht Family, by Donald S. Pitkin, The Public Historian 39:4 (November 2017): 182-183.
  • “Tales from the Archive: The Extra-Archival Encounters of a Contemporary German Historian,” Traces: The UNC-Chapel Hill Journal of History (Spring 2017): 218-221.