I am a historian of modern Germany - officially Professor of German Historical Studies. 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), and Germany (Free University Berlin, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Geschichtswissenschaft Goettingen, University of Bochum, Herzog-August Bibliothek Wolfenbuettel).
- Paper on German reactions to the Bubbles of 1720 (Invitation to Speak, University of Bielefeld 2013)
- Residential Research Fellowship (Competitive Fellowship, Herzog-August-Bibliothek Wolfenbuettel 2013)
- Elected Fellow (Royal Historical Society 2012)
- Keynote Lecture: Everywhere Coloniality: Reflections on Some Family Histories (Keynote Speech, Research Institute of Comparative History and Culture, Hanyang University, Seoul, S. Korea 2011)
- Elected Academician (Academy of the Social Sciences 2011)
- Marie Jahoda Chair for International Women's Studies (University of Bochum, Faculty of Social Sciences 2005)
- Charles Revson Senior Fellowship (Competitive Fellowship, Centre for Advanced Holocaust Studies, Washington DC 2001)
- Max Planck Institute Visiting Fellowship (Max Planck-Institut fuer Geschichtswissenschaft 1996)
- Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (Competitive Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation 1988)
- Knowledge Exchange Lead for the Department of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies.