On research leave until July 2015
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. My research revolves around the areas of migration studies, German history and society, and Anglo-German relations. These are brought together in my AHRC-funded monograph on German diasporic nationalism during the nineteenth century
(Routledge Publishers). I am currently working on a study of civilian internment in the British Empire during the Great War. The project is funded by the Gerda Henkel foundation. I welcome PhD-proposals in any of my areas of specialism.