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 recent AHRC-funded monograph
on German diasporic nationalism during the nineteenth century (Routledge Publishers). 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 AHRC. I welcome PhD-proposals in any of my areas of specialism.