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DAAD professors are German academics who teach at North American universities for up to five years in a wide variety of fields such as political science, history, anthropology and philosophy. Below you will find the list of current DAAD professors who, in addition to their academic work, are also available to speak about DAAD and its programs.

Dr. Svea Braeunert - University of Cincinnati

Research Interests: 20th and 21st century art, literature, and film, memory studies, media theory and media studies, war and terrorism, aesthetics and politics.

Recent Experience: Visiting Associate Professor in German Studies at the University of Cincinnati (since 2016); Postdoc at the Brandenburg Center for Media Studies in Potsdam (2016), Franz Roh Fellow at the Central Institute for Art History in Munich (2015), Postdoc in the DFG Research Program “Visibility and Visualization” at the University of Potsdam (2013-15), Schurman Assistant at Cornell University (2010-11), Fulbright Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis (2004-05).

Recent Publications: Books: To See Without Being Seen: Contemporary Art and Drone Warfare. Co-edited with Meredith Malone. St. Louis, Chicago: Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, University of Chicago Press, 2016. Method: Sasha Kurmaz. Talents 38. Berlin, Heidelberg: C/O Berlin, Kehrer, 2016. Gespenstergeschichten: Der linke Terrorismus der RAF und die Künste. Berlin: Kadmos, 2015. Selected Essays: PTSD in Drone Operators: Relying on Uncertainty in Omer Fast’s 5,000 Feet is the Best (2011). In: Kathrin Maurer, Anders Engberg-Pedersen (Eds.): Visualizing War: Emotions, Technologies, Communities. New York: Routledge (forthcoming 2017). Vertikale Selbst- und Feindbilder: Wie uns die Drohne sehen lässt. In: Marie-Luisa Frick, Martin Gronau, Philipp Hubmann (Eds.): Politische Aporien: Akteure und Praktiken des Dilemmas. Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2016, 229-251. Importer la guerre à domicile: Comment les artistes réfléchissent le regard du drone. In: mcd: magazine des cultures digitales. Volume 78, 2015, 66-69. Speaking to the Ghosts of a Present Past: Yael Bartana. In: Sabine Eckmann (Ed.): In the Aftermath of Trauma: Contemporary Video Installations. St. Louis, Chicago: Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, University of Chicago Press, 2014, 40-45. Ruins and Fragments: Air War’s Mnemonic Architectures. In: Widok. Volume 4, 2014. Soundscape Stammheim. In: Norman Ächtler, Carsten Gansel (Eds.): Ikonographie des Terrors? Formen ästhetischer Erinnerung an den Terrorismus in der Bundesrepublik 1978-2008. Heidelberg: Winter, 2010, 199-221. The RAF and the Phantom of Terrorism in West Germany. In: Sabine Eckmann, Stephanie Barron (Eds.): Art of Two Germanys: Cold War Cultures. Los Angeles, New York, London: Lacma, Abrams, 2009, 260-272.

Host University: University of Cincinnati
Host Department: Department of German Studies

Contact:
University of Cincinnati
Department of German Studies
PO Box 210372
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0372

Tel.: (513) 556-3503
Fax: (513) 556-1991
Email: svea.braeunert(at)uc.edu

Dr. Micha Fiedlschuster - York University

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Host University: York University
Host Department: Department of Political Science
Contact: York University
Ross Building
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3 Canada
Tel.: (416) 736-2100 ext. 22398
Fax: (416) 736-5695
Email: michaf(at)yorku.ca

Dr. Victoria Harms - Johns Hopkins University

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Host University: Johns Hopkins University
Host Department: Department of History
Contact: Johns Hopkins University
Department of History
3400 North Charles Street
342 Gilman Hall
Baltimore, MD 21218
Tel.: (410) 516-7575
Fax: (410) 516-7586
Email: vharms1(at)jhu.edu

Dr. Isabel von Holt - Northwestern University

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Host University: Northwestern University
Host Department: Department of German

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Northwestern University
Department of German
1800 Sherman Avenue, Suite 106, Room 105
Evanston, IL 60201
Tel.: (847) 467-7067
Fax: (847) 491-3877
Email: isabel.vonholt(at)northwestern.edu

Dr. Barbara Laubenthal - University of Texas at Austin

Research Interests: Immigration in Germany and Europe; labor migration policies in Europe; international retirement migration; reparation politics and politics of the past

 Recent Experience: Lecturer and interim professor at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz; visiting professor for migration and integration at the University of Tuebingen; postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Excellence at the University of Konstanz

Recent Publications: Books and edited volumes: Laubenthal, B. (ed.) (2017): Labour Migration in Europe. Changing policies – changing organizations – changing people. Special issue of International Migration (forthcoming); Laubenthal, B. (2007): Der Kampf um Legalisierung. Soziale Bewegungen illegaler Migranten in Frankreich, Spanien und der Schweiz. Frankfurt/Main: Campus-Verlag. Articles:  Laubenthal, Barbara (2016): Political Institutions and Asylum Policies – The Case of Germany, Psychosociological Issues in Human Resource Management 4(2): 122–144; Laubenthal, B. (2015): History as a resource. The movie “Indigènes” and the debate on integration in France, in: IMIS-Beiträge, special issue “The Visual Production of Migration”, 46, 77-95; Laubenthal, B. (2014): Europeanization and the Negotiation of a New Labour Migration Policy in Germany. The Goodness of Fit Approach Revisited, in: Comparative Migration Studies, 2 (4), p. 469-492; Laubenthal, B. (2014): Politik ohne Mandat? Gesellschaftliche Akteure und neue Formen informellen Regierens im Politikfeld Migration, in: Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft, 8 (1), p. 237-257. Book chapters and working papers: Laubenthal, B. (2016): Entschädigungen für Kolonialveteranen des zweiten Weltkriegs in Frankreich und den USA, in: Hölscher, Monika; Krause, Viola; Lutz, Thomas (Ed.): Geschichte und Geschichtsbilder – Der erste und zweite Weltkrieg im internationalen Vergleich. HLZ: POLIS 57, p. 112-123; Laubenthal, B. (2016): Zwischen Ehre und Exil. Kolonialveteranen des Zweiten Weltkriegs in Frankreich und den USA, in: Zimmermann, Harm-Peer; Kruse, Andreas; Rentsch, Thomas (Ed.): Kulturen des Alterns: Plädoyers für ein gutes Leben bis ins hohe Alter. Campus, Frankfurt (forthcoming); Laubenthal, B./Pries, L. (2012): Migration und Alter. Eine transnationale Perspektive, in: Baykara-Krumme, H./Motel-Klingebiel, A./Schimany, P.: Viele  Welten des Alterns? Ältere Migrantinnen und Migranten im alternden Deutschland. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften p. 385-410.

Host university: The University of Texas at Austin
Host department: Department of Germanic Studies
Contact: The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Germanic Studies
2505 University Ave, C3300
BUR 368
Austin, Texas 78712-1802
Phone: 512-232-6374
Fax: 512-471-4025
Barbara.Laubenthal@austin.utexas.edu

Dr. Marcel Lewandowsky - University of Florida

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Host University: University of Florida
Host Department: Department of History
Contact: University of Florida
Department of History
230 Keene-Flint Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611
Tel.: (352) 294-7140
Email: mlewandowsky(at)ufl.edu

Dr. Florian Mundhenke - University of Alberta

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Host University: University of Alberta
Host Department: Department of Modern Languages & Cultural Studies
Contact: University of Alberta
Department of Modern Languages & Cultural Studies
200 Arts & Convocation Hall
Edmonton, AB T6G 2E6 Canada
Tel.: (780) 492-4926
Email: mundhenk(at)ualberta.ca

Dr. Jan Musekamp - University of Pittsburgh

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Host University: University of Pittsburgh
Host Department: Department of History
Contact: University of Pittsburgh
Department of History
3702 Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Tel.: (412) 648-7469
Fax: (412) 648-9074
Email: jan.musekamp(at)pitt.edu

Dr. Jörg Neuheiser - University of California at San Diego

Research Interests: Modern and Contemporary European History, Modern Germany, Modern Britain and Ireland, Cultural History of Political Mobilization, History of Work, Labor History

Recent Experience: DAAD Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of History, University of California, San Diego (current); Assistant Professor in Modern History at the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen (2009-2017); Fellow of the Historisches Kolleg Munich (2013-2014).

Recent Publications: Latest Book: Crown, Church and Constitution. Popular Conservatism in England, 1815 – 1867. Oxford, New York: Berghahn 2016; Selected Articles and Book Chapters: “Utopische ‘Schulen unternehmerischer Tugenden‘? Leistung, Qualität und Qualifizierung als Probleme des Alternativen Wirtschaftens in den 1970er und 1980er Jahren“, in: Bernhard Dietz and Jörg Neuheiser (ed.): Wertewandel in der Wirtschaft und Arbeitswelt. Arbeit, Leistung und Führung in den 1970er und 1980er Jahren in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. München, Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2017, pp. 282-310.  “Vom bürgerlichen Arbeitsethos zum postmaterialistischen Arbeiten? Werteforschung, neue Arbeitssemantiken und betriebliche Praxis in den 1970er Jahren“, in: Jörn Leonhard and Willibald Steinmetz (ed.): Semantiken von Arbeit: Diachrone und vergleichende Perspektiven. Köln et al.: Böhlau 2016, pp. 319-346. With Christine Bartlitz and Violetta Rudolf: Mehr Geschichte wagen. Plädoyer für einen mutigeren Umgang der Gewerkschaften mit ihrer (Zeit-)Geschichte. (Working Paper Forschungsförderung der Hans Böckler Stiftung 18), Düsseldorf 2016.

Host University: University of California at San Diego
Host Department: Department of History
Contact: Department of History, UCSD
Humanities and Social Sciences Building (H&SS) 6071
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-104
Tel.: (858) 534-6456
Email: jneuheiser@ucsd.edu

Dr. Dominic Nyhuis - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Host University: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Host Department: Department of Political Science | Center for European Studies

Contact:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Political Science
257 Hamilton Hall, Campus Box 3265
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3265
Tel.: (919) 962-3334
Email: nyhuis(at)unc.edu

Dr. Isabel Richter - University of California Berkeley

Research Interests: Modern German history (18th – 20th centuries), transnational youth cultures in the 20 th century, history of death in modern Europe, cultural anthropology, material and visual history in the 19th and 20th centuries, National Socialism, gender history and interdisciplinary gender studies

Recent Experience: Visiting professor at the Humboldt University Berlin, the University of Bochum, Vienna, Goettingen, Bielefeld and Bremen (2010-2017). Habilitation (postdoctoral dissertation) University of Bochum (2009), Feodor Lynen Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the University of California Los Angeles (2007-2008), Assistant professor at the University of Bochum (2000-2007)

Recent Publications (selection):  Der phantasierte Tod. Bilder und Vorstellungen vom Lebensende im 19. Jahrhundert, Campus Verlag Frankfurt/M. 2010; Hochverratsprozesse als Herrschaftspraxis. Männer und Frauen vor dem Volksgerichtshof 1934-1939, Verlag Westfälisches Dampfboot Münster 2001; Die Osterweiterung des Bewußtseins. Techniken der Selbstentgrenzung in den langen 1960er Jahren, in: Mittelweg 36 (2016) 4/5, pp. 107-126; Dreams in Cultural History: Dream Narratives and the History of Subjectivity, in: Cultural History. International Society for Cultural History 3.2 (2014), pp.126–147

Host University:  University of California Berkeley
Host Departments: Department of History and Department of German
Contact: University of California Berkeley
Department of History
3229 Dwinelle Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
E-mail: isabel.richter(at)berkeley.edu

Dr. Daniel Schade - Cornell University

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Host University: Cornell University
Host Department: Department of Government

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Cornell University
Department of Government
216 White Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Tel.: (607) 255-4530
Email: daniel.schade(at)cornell.edu

Dr. Alexander Schmidt - Vanderbilt University

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Host University: Vanderbilt University
Host Department: Max Kade Center for European Studies/Department for Political Science

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Vanderbilt University
Max Kade Center for European and German Studies
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37235-1806
Tel.: (919) 962-3334
Email: alexander.schmidt(at)vanderbilt.edu

Dr. Niko Switek - University of Washington

Research Interests: German Politics, Comparative Party Politics, Parties as Organizations, Green Parties, Parties on the European Level (Europarties), Coalition Governments, Politics and Popular Culture

Recent Experience: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Institute for Political Science, University of Duisburg-Essen; Guest Lecturer Nankai University, Tianjin (China) and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)

Selected Recent Publications: Switek, N. (2015). Bündnis 90/Die Grünen. Koalitionsentscheidungen in den Ländern. Nomos.

Switek, N. (2016). Inside the Europarty: Research at the Junction of Party Politics and European Integration. Journal of European Integration, 38(6), 737–741. https://doi.org/10.1080/07036337.2016.1195196

Bukow, S., & Switek, N. (2017). Ökonomie sticht Ökologie?Programmatische Reaktionen der Grünen Parteifamilie als Folge der Globalen Finanz- und Wirtschaftskrise. Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft, 11(1), 104–128. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12286-017-0336-y

Linhart, E. & Switek, N. (2019). Am Ende doch wieder Schwarz-Rot – die Koalitionsfindung nach der Bundestagswahl 2017 aus koalitionstheoretischer Perspektive. In K.-R. Korte & J. Schoofs (Eds.), Die Bundestagswahl 2017. Analysen der Wahl-, Parteien-, Kommunikations- und Regierungsforschung. Springer VS.

Switek, N. & Weissenbach, K. (2020). An ever-closer party? The institutionalization of the European Green Party after the 2019 European election. In M. Kaeding, M. Mueller & J. Schmaelter (Eds.), The European Elections 2019. Springer VS (forthcoming).

Host University: University of Washington
Host Department: Department of Political Science
Contact: University of Washington
Department of Political Science
101 Gowan Hall, Box 353530
Seattle, WA 98195
Tel.: (412) 648-7469
Fax: (412) 648-9074
Email: switek(at)uw.edu

Dr. Thomas Zimmer - Georgetown University

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Host University: Georgetown University
Host Department: BMW Center for German and European Studies

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BMW Center for German and European Studies
Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
Georgetown University
Intercultural Center, Suite 501
37th and O Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20057-1022
Fax: (202) 687-8359
Email: tz174(at)georgetown.edu

Dr. Maria Cornelia Zinfert - Université de Montréal

Research Interests: Text/image relations; Selfportrayal in literature and the visual arts; Theory and history of photography; œuvre of the French author, archeologist, photographer and sinologist Victor Segalen.

Recent Experience: confidential assistent to the founding director (geologist Reinhold Leinfelder) of Futurium, Berlin; translator, author, curator, postdoctoral research fellow (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) at Freie Universität Berlin, Peter-Szondi-Institut for Comparative Literature.

Recent Publications: Victor Segalen, Ziegel & Schindeln. Eine Reise nach China und Japan 1909-1910, edition, translation, annotations and postface by Maria Zinfert, Matthes & Seitz Berlin 2017; Kracauer. Fotoarchiv. Bildband mit Fotografien und ergänzenden Materialien aus dem Nachlass von Siegfried Kracauer, (Diaphanes ) Berlin 2014; Kracauer. Photographic Archive. translated by Michael Turnbull, (Diaphanes ) Berlin 2014; Siegfried Kracauer, The Past’s Threshold. Essays on Photography, co-edited with Philippe Despoix, (Diaphanes ) Berlin 2014; articles: „Doppelbelichtung. Ein Querschnitt durch das Fotoarchiv von Lili und Siegfried Kracauer”, in: Sabine Biebl, Helmut Lethen, Johannes von Molkte (ed.), Siegfried Kracauers Grenzgänge. Zur Rettung des Realen, (Campus) Frankfurt a/M, New York 2017, p. 137–151; “«…uma espécie e forma completamente novas de autobiografia» Especulações sobre os manuscritos e fotografias do espólio de Siegfried Kracauer”, (translated by Douglas Pompeu) in: Terceira Margem, Faculdade de Letras UFRJ, Rio de Janaeiro 2017 https://revistas.ufrj.br/index.php/tm/article/view/10266/7760; „Zum Bild des Autors Siegfried Kracauer. Porträtfotos aus den Jahren 1947 bis 1955“, in: Jörn Ahrens, Paul Fleming, Susanne Martin, Ulrike Vedder (ed.), »Doch ist das Wirkliche auch vergessen, so ist es darum nicht getilgt« Beiträge zum Werk Siegfried Kracauers, Wiesbaden 2016, p. 221–238; „Zukunftsbilder – Unsichtbares sichtbar machen / Visions of the Future – Making the Invisible Visible“, in: René Zechlin (ed.), Wie leben? – Zukunftsbilder von Malewitsch bis Fujumoto, Köln 2015 (catalogue.), p. 16–29 (co-author: Reinhold Leinfelder); „Literaturgeschichte in Grauwerten.
Anmerkungen zu Fotografien im Deutschen Literaturarchiv Marbach“, in: Achim Hölter, Monika Schmitz-Emans (ed.), Literaturgeschichte und Bildmedien, Heidelberg 2015, p. 189–202; „On the Photographic Practice of Lili and Siegfried Kracauer: Portrait Photographs from the Estate in the Deutsches Literaturarchiv (Marbach am Neckar)“, in: The Germanic Review. Literature, Culture, Theory, Volume 88, Issue 4, 2013, p. 435–443; „Curriculum Vitae in Pictures“, in: Siegfried Kracauer, Sur le seuil du temps. Essais sur le médium photographique, Textes choisis et introduits par Philippe Despoix, Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal, Montréal en coédition avec « Philia », (Editions de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme) Paris 2013, p. 83–107.

Host University: Université de Montréal
Host Department: FAS-Département de littératures et de langues du monde
CP-6128, succursale Centre-Ville
Montréal, Québec
H3C 3J7
Tel.: (1) 514 343-6111 # 6512
Email: maria.zinfert(at)umontreal.ca

Dr. Karina Lammert - University of Rhode Island (DAAD Lecturer)

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Host University: University of Rhode Island
Host Department: Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
Contact: University of Rhode Island
Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
134 Swan Hall
60 Upper College Road
Kingston, RI 02881
Tel: (401) 874-4705
Fax: (401) 874-4694
Email: karina_lammert(at)uri.edu

Dr. Frank Voigt - Emory University (DAAD Lecturer)

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Host University: Emory University
Host Department: German Studies

Contact:
Emory University
Department of German Studies
304 Modern Languages Building
532 S. Kilgo Circle
Atlanta, GA 30322
Email: frank.voigt(at)emory.edu