I hold an MA ( I. Staatsexamen) in History, German, and Pedagogics from Freiburg University, Germany, and a PhD from Durham University, UK. At Aston I teach German society, history, politics and business. Research areas include German society and history, migration studies, and Anglo-German relations. My monograph 'Constructing a German Diaspora. The Greater German Empire, 1871-1914' (Routledge Publishers) was named a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2015. I am currently working on civilian internment in Britain and its Empire during the First World War, holding grants from the Gerda Henkel Foundation and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. I have given TV, radio and journal interviews for the BBC on current news and historical issues and can be contacted to comment on any of my areas of specialism.
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society