I hold an MA ( I. Staatsexamen)
in History, German, and Pedagogics from Freiburg University and a PhD from Durham University, where I also taught as DAAD-Lektor. Since 2008, I have been teaching German history, politics and business at Aston University. My research revolves around the areas of migration studies, German history and society, and Anglo-German relations. These are brought together in my current AHRC-funded project on German diasporic nationalism during the nineteenth century. I welcome PhD-proposals in any of my areas of specialism.