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Humboldt University Berlin
Department of History
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Research Fellow EMEDIATE
Doctor of Philosophy
Department of History and Civilisation
European University Institute, Florence, Italy
Thesis defended on 13 January 2003
Master of Modern European History
St. Antony's College
University of Oxford, England
Free University, Berlin, Germany
DAAD (German Academic Exchange) Scholarship for PhD at European University Institute, Florence
Scholarship from European University Institute, Florence for
writing and for finishing the PhD
September 2004 - Present
Research Fellow at the European University Institute and Fellow
at Humboldt University Berlin
Co-ordination and research in leading team of international research project: EMEDIATE (Europe and the Ethics of a European Public Sphere) within the EU 6th Framework Programme, Author of Project
- Research and Report Writing
- Research Guidelines and Co-ordination
- Subjects: European Public Sphere, Media and Ethics, Internet Public Sphere, Historical Comparison of Eastern and Western Europe, EU integration and the idea of Europe
University of Bremen, Lecturer
since November 2005
Humboldt University Berlin, Research Associate
since November 2005
Humboldt University Berlin, Research Associate and Lecturer
Since August 2005
Forum46 - Interdisciplinary Forum for Europe,
Member of Executive Board
June to September 2005
University of Bremen,
Research Associate with the Special Research Area "Transformations of the State", Research on Journalism and Media in Europe
July and August 2004
FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations)
Regional Office, Budapest: Expert/Consultant
- Conception and Writing of Multi-Trust-Fund Project for
Roma Integration in Central Eastern Europe
March 2004 - Present
berlinpolis, a Berlin based political think tank, Senior Researcher
for European Affairs and Minorities/Immigration
- Research and project design
- Media contact
- Talks, interviews and representation
February and March 2004
Council of Europe, Strasbourg, Expert for the Working
Group on Minorities, Roma/Gypsies and Travellers
- Co-operation in drafting of recommendation on Roma/Gypsies and Travellers and their right to housing
March 2003 - June 2004
Centre On Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE), Geneva
- Research on European Minorities (Roma and Travellers) " Writing and Funding of Project Proposal
- Co-ordination of Activities
- Building of Network for COHRE on European Level
Centre On Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE), Geneva
- Responsible for the COHRE Housing Rights Awards 2003
- Nomination, Selection and Awarding of Candidates
- Public Relation for the Awards
- Press Releases and Media related work
- Research on housing rights in award winning countries
- Correspondence with Embassies and Governments
Oct. 2002 - Feb. 2003
European University Institute, Florence
Assistant to Professor Bo Stråth
- Research on several international projects
(inter-cultural dialogue, ethics and media, minorities)
- Editing of Publications
- Writing of research proposals
Sept. 1998 - Sept. 2002
Researcher at the European University Institute, Florence
- Writing of PhD
- Assistant to Prof. Bo Stråth
- Organisation of three international conferences
- Co-ordination of extra research projects on media and
history and on the history of European travel
Sept. 1997-August 1998
Head of Cultural Consultancy "Cultural Investigation: Research
& Presentation", Berlin
- Overall responsibility of consultancy, public relations, research, financial and administrative management
Monograph co-authored with Prof. Bo Stråth (EUI): Democracy Without Politics? EU, the Kaiser, and the House of Lords, forthcoming 2007.
London-Berlin. Authenticity, Modernity and the Metropolis in Urban Travel Writing, 1851-1939, Brussels et al: P.I.E. Peter Lang, 2005 abstract
Unravelling Civilisation: European Travel and Travel Writing, Brussels et al: P.I.E. Peter Lang, 2005 (forthcoming) abstract
"Spiegel der Unsicherheit. Berlin und die Frage nach der Zukunft Europas vor dem Zweiten Weltkrieg", in Hartmut Kaelble and Martin Kirsch (eds): Selbstverständnis und Gesellschaft der Europäer, Frankfurt am Main and New York: Campus, forthcoming 2007.
"The Berlin Wall: Dividing and Uniting Europe? Discourses of Legitimacy During August 1961 and November 1989", in: Ruth Wodak, Anna Triandafyllidou and Michal Krzyzanowski (eds): European Values During Critical Historical Junctions from 1956 to 2006 (provisional title), forthcoming 2007/2008
"May 1968 in Paris. A European Event?", in: Ruth Wodak, Anna Triandafyllidou and Michal Krzyzanowski (eds): European Values During Critical Historical Junctions from 1956 to 2006 (provisional title), forthcoming 2007/2008
"A Transnational History of the Notion of Europe from 1945 to 2005", in: José M.Faraldo et al.: Europe in the Eastern Bloc, forthcoming 2007.
"The EU and the European Public Sphere. A Historical Reflection on a Current Issue", in: Bo Stråth and Jan-Åke Persson (eds.): Europe as Space and Time, forthcoming 2006/7.
"Cross-Border Media in the EU. Flagpoles of a European Public Sphere?", in: Hartmut Wessler et al. (eds): Title to be announced, forthcoming 2007.
"Case Studies on Media Discourse. The Protests and Upheavals in Paris, May 1968", Report to the European Commission within the framework of the research project: "EMEDIATE. Media and the Ethics of a European Public Sphere from the Treaty of Rome to the War on Terror", August 2006.
"Case Studies on Media Discourse. The Building of the Berlin Wall, August 1961", Report to the European Commission within the framework of the research project: "EMEDIATE. Media and the Ethics of a European Public Sphere from the Treaty of Rome to the War on Terror", August 2006.
with Dariusz Radtke: "Zwischenräume als Herausforderung des Denkens", in: European Interdisciplinary Quarterly - Das Magazin des Forum46, Vol 1 (1), Summer 2006, 50-55.
"Country Report on Media Research: Germany", Report to the European Commission within the framework of the research project: "EMEDIATE. Media and the Ethics of a European Public Sphere from the Treaty of Rome to the War on Terror", March 2006.
"Report on the Role of the Internet as a Medium of Communication with a View to Assessing its Contribution in the development of a European Public Sphere", Report to the European Commission within the framework of the research project: "EMEDIATE. Media and the Ethics of a European Public Sphere from the Treaty of Rome to the War on Terror", March 2006.
"Europas post-nationale Legitimation. Überlegungen gegen eine Essentialisierung von Kultur und Identität", in: Matthias Schöning and Stefan Seidendorf (eds): Reichweiten der Verständigung. Intellektuellendiskurse zwischen Nation und Europa, Heidelberg: Winter, 2006, 216-39.
"Theoretical Paper on the Notion of a European Public Sphere", Report to the
European Commission within the research project: EMEDIATE. Media and the Ethics of a European Public Sphere from the Treaty of Rome to the War on Terror, financed by the EU's 6th Framework Programme, Brussels, March 2005.
"Introduction. Cultural Practice and the Idea of Europe", in: Schulz-Forberg (ed.): Unravelling Civilisation. European Travel and Travel Writing, Brüssel et al: P.I.E.-Peter Lang, 2005, S. 13-40.
"Framing the Senses. Inter-Mediality and Inter-Sensuality in French and German Urban Travel Writing on London, 1851 to 1939", in: Schulz-Forberg (ed.): Unravelling Civilisation. European Travel and Travel Writing, Brüssel et al: P.I.E.-Peter Lang, 2005, S. 263-286.
with Einhard Schmidt-Kallert: "Improved Livelihoods for Roma in Rural Areas of Central and Eastern Europe - A Multi-Donor Trust Fund Project. Workshop Report and Project Proposal", Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), September 2004.
with Aiofe Nolan: "Legislation: The Homelessness (Scotland) Act 2003 - An Analysis", in: Housing and ESC Rights Law Quarterly, Vol. 1 (1), 2004, 9.
"Idee Europa", in: D. Dettling et al.: EuroMission. Neue Perspektiven für das
erweiterte Europa. Preface by Günther Verheugen, LIT: Münster et al,
2004, pp. 83-96.
"Zeitreisen nach London. Deutungen englischer Vergangenheit in Berichten deutscher und französischer Reisender, 1851-1939", in: Bauerkämper, A. / Bödeker, H-E. / Struck, B.: Die Welt erfahren. Reisen als kulturelle Begegnung von 1780 bis heute, Frankfurt and New York: Campus, 2004, pp. 133-159.
with Bo Stråth, Anna Triandafyllidou und James Kaye: "EMEDIATE: Media and Ethics of a European Public Sphere from the Treaties of Rome to the War on Terror - Project Proposal and Technical Annex", European University Institute, Florence, March 2004.
"The Sorcerer's Apprentice: English Travellers and the Rhine in the Long 19th
Century", in: Journeys. The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing, vol. 3, No. 2, 2002, pp. 86-110
"Intermedialità e Storia: saggio sulle possibilità della storiografia e sulla
rappresentazione della storia", in: Memoria e Ricerca, Nr. 11, Autumn 2002, pp. 167-173.
Developing the European public sphere: institutions, media and civil society, 30. November - 02. Dezember 2006, Universität Trento, Italien, Jean Monnet
European Centre, within the framework of the CINEFOGO-Network of Excellence (Civil Society and New Forms of Governance in Europe), Presentation on "Soft or Strong? Theoretical Conceptions and Empirical Examples of a European Public Sphere"
At the Summer School: Europa schreiben. Methoden, Perspektiven, Themen einer europäischen Geschichtsschreibung der Neuzeit (Writing Europe. Methods, Perspectives, Themes of a European Historiography of Modernity), 27. August - 01. September 2006, Berliner Kolleg für Vergleichende Geschichte Europas, Presentation on "Mediendiskurse und die Rolle der Europaidee in internationalen Krisen, 1956-2003"
Halki International Seminar 2006 - Europe: Mind the Gaps, 21. - 25. Juni 2006, Spetses, Greece, Invited by ELIAMEP - The Hellenic Foundation for European Policy. Presentation on "Europe, Media and the European Public Sphere"
Constitutional Ratification Crisis, Exploring the European Public Sphere, EUI, 19./20. May, Presentation on "From A to D: Critical Reflections on the European Commission's Plan D for Democracy, Dialogue and Debate", Invited by the Jean Monnet Centre for European Studies, University of Bremen
Within the Framework: Europe's 'Cultural Heritage' Reconsidered. Rupture and Continuity in European Cultural Orientations, Presentation on "A European Public Sphere. Crises and Transformations", EUI, 16 February 2006
The Media and European Identity, organised by the University of Dublin and the National Forum on Europe, Ireland, Comments and Presentation on Research About Media and Identities, Dublin, Farmleigh House, 8 February 2006
Finalität. Was Wollen Wir Wenn Wir und Selbst Wollen?, organised by the Forum46-Interdisciplinary Forum for Europe, Presentation on "The Finality of Europe", Polish Institute Berlin, 24 November 2005
Berliner Kolleg für Vergleichende Geschichte Europas (BKVGE), Presentation on "Crisis and the Idea of Europe in the Media since the Second World War, 21 November 2005
Europe in the Eastern Block, Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung (Centre for Contemporary History), Potsdam, 3-5 November 2005, Presentation on "The Meaning of the Discourse on Europe Beyond the Iron Curtain. Hypotheses, Research Methods and Empirical Examples for the Debate on Europe in Central Europe"
La formation d'un espace public européen. Scènes culturelles, symboliques et médiatiques, Université de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, Presentation on "Représentation, Idée et Négociation d'Europe dans l'espace public", 9-11 June 2005
Workshop on European Public Sphere, EUI, Presentation on "State of the Art of Trans State Media", 1 June 2005
The Re-/Constructions of Europe/EU: On Social, Political and Cultural Dimensions of Reforming and Enlarging the European Union, organised by University of Lancaster, Institute for Advanced Studies und Research Centre on Discourse, Politics and Identity, Presentation on "Reflections on Alexander Somek's Essay on the EU as the Benign Empire", 12/13 May 2005
Reichweiten der Verständigung. Nationalisierung und Europäisierung intellektueller Kommunikation im 20. Jahrhundert, organised by University of Konstanz and the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences, Konstanz 18/19 February 2005, Presentation on "Eine kulturhistorische Geschichtsschreibung der Idee Europas. Transnationale Kommunikation in der Zwischenkriegszeit"
Workshop on European Public Sphere, EUI, Presentation on "State of the Art: The European Public Sphere", 2 February 2005
Workshop on European Public Sphere, EUI, Presentation on "The Image of Europe and the Public Sphere", 8 December 2004
Workshop on European Public Sphere, EUI, Presentation on "Communicative Models, Representation and Meaning", 13 October 2004
Junior Campus: Fit für die Zukunft. Europa ohne Grenzen, organised by Humboldt University Berlin and berlinpolis, Presentation on "Die Idee von Europa in Geschichte und Gegenwart", 2 August 2004
Tuning in to Diversity - the European Conference on Media and Diversity, Presentation on "Media, Representation, and the Negotiation of Meaning in Relation to the Idea of Europe", Amsterdam 23-25 September 2004
EuroMission, Representation of the European Commission in Germany, Presentation on "Europäische Identität und politische Partizipation", Berlin, 21-23 March 2004
The European Public Sphere, organised by Humboldt University Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences and the European Academy Berlin, 28-30 November 2003, Presentation on "The Meaning of Europe and the European Public Sphere after 1945. Crisis, negotiation and change"
The Transformation of Political Mobilisation and Communication in European Public Spheres, organised by the Wissenschafts-.zentrum für Sozialforschung Berlin (WZB): Presentation on "Europeanisation of Public Spheres? Political Mobilisation, Political Communication and the EU", 20-22 June 2003
Travellers, Travel and Travel Writing in European Comparison (18th to 20th century), organised by Centre for Comparative European History Berlin (Zentrum für Vergleichende Geschichte Europas (ZVGE)), 6-8 June 2003, Presentation on "Metropolitan Time Represented. Exploring Urban Space and Time in Modern Travel Writing, London and Berlin, 1851-1939"
Europäische Öffentlichkeit und Aufklärung (The European Public Sphere since the Enlightenment), BA-Integrated European Studies, University of Bremen, Winter 2006/2007
Collective Identities: Theory and Empirical Methods, BA-Integrated European Studies, University of Bremen, Summer 2006
Von der Aufklärung nach Auschwitz? Deutungen der Moderne in geschichtsphilosophischen Texten (From Enlightenment to Auschwitz? Interpretations of Modernity in historical-philosophical texts), Humboldt University Berlin, Summer 2006
Der Holocaust vor Gericht. Der Prozess David Irving vs. Deborah Lipstadt und Penguin Books und die Frage nach historischer Wahrheit (The Holocaust on Trial. David Irving vs. Deborah Lipstadt and Penguin Books and the Question of Historical Truth), Humboldt University Berlin, Winter 2005/2006
Die Idee von Europa in Momenten internationaler Krise (The Idea of Europe in Moments of International Crises), Humboldt University Berlin, Summer 2005
Date of Birth: 16 October 1971
Languages: German, English, French, Italian (fluent), Spanish (reading
and listening comprehension)
Interests: Sports, music, literature, cooking
Experience in foreign countries for research, education, and work:
Belgium, England, France, Hungary, Italy, Russia, Switzerland, Tunisia