Education

Ph.D., University of Kansas, American Studies, August, 2009

Dissertation: Transnational Migration and National Memory: How German Rocket Engineers Became Americans in Huntsville, Alabama

B.A./M.A., Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, American Studies, June 1995

Minors: 1. Slavic Philology (East), 2. Psychoanalysis

Thesis: Black Women and Blues: ‘Classic Blues Singers’ im Amerika der 20er Jahre