I am a historian of modern Germany - officially Professor of German Historical Studies. I grew up in New York, and studied in Montreal and at King's College Cambridge before coming to Liverpool. I have held fellowships and visiting professorships in Britain (King's College Cambridge), the United States (US Holocaust Memorial Museum Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies), and Germany (Free University Berlin, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Geschichtswissenschaft Goettingen, University of Bochum, Herzog-August Bibliothek Wolfenbuettel).
My research covers German social and cultural history between about 1700 and 1950, with current emphases on gender, race and colonialism and financial cultures.
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society; Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences