Main Focus

Social, Political and Cultural History of Economics with a focus on Polish, German and European History from the 19th to the 21st Century


    • History of Capitalism and its Criticism 
    • History of Marxism, Communism and Real Socialism 
    • History of Democratic Opposition in East Central Europe
    • History of (Co-)Transformation of East Central and Western Europe
    • History of Emotions, especially Economic and Legal Concepts of "Well-Being"
    • History of Civil Society Concepts and Civil Movements 
    • Theories and Methods of Transnational Research


    Projects


    Curriculum Vitae

    • Dr. phil. in Modern History, 2012, Freie Universität Berlin
    • M.A. in Modern History, 2006, Freie Universität Berlin
    • Studies in Modern History, Law and Political Science, 1999-2005, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and University of Florence

    Academic Positions

    • Since 2014 Researcher, Research Center „History of Emotions“, Max Planck Institute for Human Development
    • 2012-2013 Associated Researcher, International Collegium for the Humanities “Work and Human Life Cycle in Global History”, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin      
    • 2011 Guest Researcher, Research Group “Changing Concepts of the Political in the 20th Century”, Center for Contemporary History Potsdam
    • 2006-2010 Guest Researcher, Research Group “Civil Society, Citizenship, and Political Mobilization in Europe”, Berlin Social Science Center
    • 2006-2009 Pre-doctoral Researcher, Berlin School for Comparative European History, Freie Universität Berlin
    • 2003-2005 EU-Project Manager, Research Group “Civil Society: Historical and Social Scientific Perspectives”, Berlin Social Science Center

    Academic Awards

    • 2012 Prize of the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Germany and the Polish Academy of Sciences
    • 2006 Hedwig Hintze Prize of the Department of History and Cultural Studies at Free University Berlin
    • 2006 Książ Prize of the Foundation for German-Polish Collaboration  
    • 2006 Herbert Wehner Prize of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation


    Research Grants and Stipends

    • 2014 Post-doc-Fellowship granted by the Max Planck Society
    • 2010 PhD Scholarship granted by the Fazit Foundation
    • 2007 Scholarship for a research say at the European Studies Centre at St Antony's College, University of Oxford granted by the German Academic Exchange Service
    • 2006 Gerald D. Feldman-Fellowship for three research stays at the German Historical Institutes in Warsaw, Paris and London granted by the Max Weber Foundation
    • 2006 PhD Scholarship granted by the Gerda Henkel Foundation
    • 2005 Predoc Scholarship granted by the Berlin Social Science Center
    • 2013, 2011, 2010 und 2006 Research grants of the Gerda Henkel Foundation, Fazit Foundation, Friedrich Ebert Foundation and Marga and Kurt Möllgaard Foundation


    Research Cooperations and Conferences 

    • 2018 Capitalist Cold. Debating and Depicting Callousness in Europe and America (International Workshop at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development Berlin, with Kerstin Maria Pahl)
    • 2017 New Perspectives in the History of Emotions (Internal Workshop at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development Berlin, with Stephen Cummins und Daphne Rozenblatt)
    • 2010 Human Rights Movements in East-Central Europe (International Conference at the German Historical Institute Warsaw in cooperation with the Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam, with Robert Brier)
    • 2005 Civil Society in Europe (Final Conference of the European Civil Society Network at the Berlin Social Science Center, with Arnd Bauerkämper und Jürgen Kocka)
    • 2004 Markets and Civil Society in Europe (International Conference at the Analistas Socio-Políticos Research Center Madrid, with Victor Pérez-Díaz)
    • The Future of the European Polity (International Conference at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster London, with John Keane)         


    Memberships

    • German Historical Association 


    Reviewing for

    • National Science Centre Poland
    • Berghahn Books, Bloomsbury Academic
    • History of the Human Sciences, Contributions to the History of Concepts, Journal of Cold War Studies, Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, East Central Europe

     

    Monographs

    • Rote Bürger. Eine Milieu- und Beziehungsgeschichte linker Dissidenz in Polen, Kritische Studien zur Geschichtswissenschaft, Vol. 209, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013.
    • Intellektuelle in der Opposition. Diskurse zur Zivilgesellschaft in der Volksrepublik Polen, Frankfurt am Main: Campus 2007.


    Co-Authored Volumes

    • (with Ute Frevert, Michael Amico, Juliane Brauer, Francesco Buscemi, Karsten Lichau, Hannah Malone, Caroline Moine, Philipp Nielsen, Kerstin Maria Pahl, Julia Wambach), Feeling Political. Emotions and Institutions since 1789, London: Palgrave Macmillen (forthcoming).
    • (with Dariusz Gawin), Discourses on Civil Society in Poland, Berlin: Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung 2008.


    Edited Volumes

    • (with Kerstin Maria Pahl), Capitalist Cold. Debating and Depicting Callousness in Europe and America (in preparation for 2022).  
    • (with Joachim C. Häberlen/ Christiane Reinecke) (Eds.), Vergleichen, Verflechten, Verwirren? Europäische Geschichtsschreibung zwischen Theorie und Praxis, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011.


    Articles 

    • Effizienz und Emotion. Deutungsmuster und Dynamiken weiblicher Gefühlsarbeit in europäischen Familienunternehmen, in: Kai Bosecker (Eds.), Tochter, Gattin, Chefin. Geschichten des Wandels von Frauenrollen und -funktionen in Familienunternehmen, Göttingen: Böhlau (in preparation for 2022).
    • Feeling Political Through Law. The Emergence of an International Criminal Jurisdiction, 1899-2019, in: Ute Frevert et. al., Feeling Political. Emotions and Institutions since 1789, London: Palgrave Macmillen (forthcoming).
    • Emotionsmanagement. Genese, Geschichte, Gefahren, in: Projektmanagement Aktuell, September 2020, Volume 6, p. 7-9.
    • Der homo emoticus hat kein Geschlecht. Zur Geschichte der Gefühlswahrnehmung, in: FAMA. Feministisch-theologische Zeitschrift, Volume 3, 2019, p. 4-5.
    • Traders and Entrepreneurs. Encountering Trust in Business Relations, in: Benno Gammerl/ Philipp Nielsen/ Margrit Pernau (Hrsg.), Encounters with Emotions. Negotiating Cultural Differences since Early Modernity, New York: Berghahn 2019, p. 110-132.
    • „Abwanderung und Widerspruch“. Zur Aktualität eines analytischen Konzepts des 20. für das 21. Jahrhundert, in: Administory. Journal for the History of Public Administration/ Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsgeschichte, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2018, p. 247-254.
    • Renaissance or Reconstruction? Intellectual transfer of civil society discourses between Eastern and Western Europe, in: Friederike Kind-Kovács/ Jessie Labov (Hrsg.), From Samizdat to Tamizdat: Transnational Media During and After Socialism, 2nd ed., New York: Berghahn 2015, p. 156-171
    • (with Joachim C. Häberlen/ Christiane Reinecke), Europäische Geschichtsschreibung zwischen Theorie und Praxis – Chancen, Risiken und Grenzen, in: Agnes Arndt/ Joachim C. Häberlen/ Christiane Reinecke (Eds.), Vergleichen, Verflechten, Verwirren? Europäische Geschichtsschreibung zwischen Theorie und Praxis, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011, p. 11-30.
    • Der Bedeutungsverlust des Marxismus in transnationaler Perspektive. “Histoire Croisée” als Ansatz und Anspruch an eine Beziehungsgeschichte West- und Ostmitteleuropas, in: Agnes Arndt/ Joachim C. Häberlen/ Christiane Reinecke (Eds.), Vergleichen, Verflechten, Verwirren? Europäische Geschichtsschreibung zwischen Theorie und Praxis, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011, p. 89-114.
    • Inspiracja czy irytacja? Społeczeństwo obywatelskie w Polsce i Europie (Inspiration or Irritation? Civil Society in Poland and Europe), in: Kultura Liberalna 86, no. 36, August 2010.
    • Premises and Paradoxes in the Development of the Civil Society Concept in Poland, in: Agnes Arndt/ Dariusz Gawin, Discourses on Civil Society in Poland, Berlin: Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (Discussion Paper SP IV 2008-402) 2008, p. 1-29.
    • Semantisches Missverständnis. Der Begriff „Zivilgesellschaft“ spielte in Polen keine zentrale Rolle, in: WZB Mitteilungen, Nr. 118, Dezember 2007, p. 11-13.

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