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. At Aston I teach German history, politics and business. Research areas include migration studies, German history and society, and Anglo-German relations. My monograph
on German diasporic nationalism during the nineteenth century (Routledge Publishers) was named a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2015. I am currently working on civilian internment in Britain
and its Empire during the First World War, holding grants from the Gerda Henkel Foundation and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. I welcome PhD-proposals in any of my areas of specialism.