Historian of Culture, Business, and Technology
Recent Publications and Presentations
My research taps previously unavailable source material to present a new angle on popular music in Cold War cultural competition.
I have presented my findings to a variety of academic audiences that ranges from the American Musicological Society to the Business History Conference. Funding for this work was provided through fellowships from Germany’s Dresdner Bank, the Government of Canada, and the National Endowment for the Humanities in the United States.
Currently working as a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the Hagley Museum & Library
I have built a portfolio of lower- and upper-division courses in American, European, and World History that reflect my interdisciplinary background and multifaceted outlook.
I am currently in the process of transforming my dissertation “Born in the U.S.A. / Made in the G.D.R.: How Western Popular Music Shaped a Communist Record Market” into a book manuscript.
These are some of the courses I have taught as instructor of record
Whether you are taking my class in person or online, you’ll find yourself in a collaborative learning community.
As a European immigrant living in the United States, I teach with a global outlook.
I believe that sharing experiences rooted in identity and biography drive the most meaningful learning processes, students can expect to find a discussion-centered and student-focused course no matter the topic.
American Pop Culture in the World
AMH 4930 / EUH 4286
Western Civilization: Europe in the Modern Era
America in the Sixties
American History through Film
European History since 1945
Modern American Civilization