Research Fields

History of WWII (Wehrmacht)

Commemoration Practices/War Memories in Germany and Russia

Archival Science and Digital Preservation

Professional experiences

Postdoctoral Research Associate, WARLUX Project (since 2020)
C2DH (University of Luxembourg) Soldiers and their communities in WWII: The impact and legacy of war experiences in Luxembourg

Research Associate, Project HistJust
(2018 – 2020)
Histoire de la Justice – C2DH (University of Luxembourg) Researching, inventorying relevant documents, digitalizing of archival material and preparing for virtual exhibition

PhD candidate – University of Hamburg
(2015 – 2019)
Dissertation Title: “The German Soldier Graves between Heroic Glorification and Signs of Reconciliation – Historical and Cultural Case Studies about the War Death” (Supervisor Prof. Dr. Norbert Fischer)

Research Fellow at Oral History Institute for the History of World War II Voronezh, Russia
Research in Voronezh and Kursk on commemoration of WWII in Russia.

Research Fellow at American Institute for Contemporary German Studies/Johns Hopkins University Washington, D.C., USA
Harry & Helen Gray Reconciliation Program

Visiting Fellow at History Department at State University St. Petersburg, Russia

Visiting Fellow at History Department at State University St. Petersburg, Russia

Research Assistant at German Historical Institute Moscow, Russia and German War Graves Commission Berlin, Germany
Preparation and conceptualization of digitization strategies of archival documents

M.A. in European History and Literature at Long Distance Learning University of Hagen, Germany
Partime Studies – Thesis: “Der Heldengedenktag in der Wehrmacht” (Remembrance and Veterans Day of the Wehrmacht)

Information and Documentation manager/Archivist at Military Archive Freiburg, Germany

University for Applied Studies for Archival Science Marburg, Germany
Thesis: “The Records of the Airship troops of the Prussian Army during World War I”