Academic interests

His main research interests are the relationships between philanthropic aid, civil society, and democracy. He focuses his study on Germany, concentrating especially on the unique attributes of giving in former Communist East Germany. His work shows how Germans used international philanthropic aid to create an identity of themselves distinct from their past.


American Swiss Foundation, Young Leader 2010 Benjamin Cohen Fellow, 2009-10 Fulbright Scholar, 2006-2007


Articles in Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaft, Central European History, German History, History Compass and edited volumes.


Member of Academic Advisory Board, Learning by Giving Foundation Editor, H-German listserv.

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