I am a historian of modern Germany. I grew up in New York, and studied in Montreal and at King's College Cambridge before coming to Liverpool. I have held fellowships and visiting professorships in Britain (King's College Cambridge), the United States (US Holocaust Memorial Museum Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies), Germany (Free University Berlin, Max-Planck-Institut für Geschichtswissenschaft Göttingen, University of Bochum, Herzog-August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel), and South Korea (Sogang University, Seoul). I retired from my post at the University of Liverpool in 2021, but I remain active in personal research, funded projects and public engagement, and in supporting colleagues and PhD students.
Prizes or Honours
- International Research Fellow (Critical Global Studies Institute, Sogang University, Seoul, 2020)
- Korea Humanities + Visiting Research Professor, Critical Global Studies Institute, Sogang University, Seoul RoK (Critical Global Studies Institute, Sogang University, Seoul, 2018)
- Elected Fellow (Royal Historical Society, 2012)
- Elected Fellow (Academy of Social Sciences, 2011)
- Marie Jahoda Chair for International Women's Studies (University of Bochum, Faculty of Social Sciences, 2005)
- Max Planck Institute Visiting Fellowship (Max Planck-Institut fuer Geschichtswissenschaft, 1996)