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Hedwig Richter is Junior Professor at Greifswald University for Modern History. In 2016 she completed her second book (Habilitation) on 19th in century elections in USA and Prussia. Between 2009 and 2011, Richter was Postdoctoral Fellow at the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology. In 2008, she received her PhD at the University of Cologne, for which she was awarded the Offermann-Hergarten Prize. Hedwig Richter was Postdoctoral Fellow at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. She was also Fellow at the German Historical Institute, Washington D.C. Hedwig Richter studied history, German literature and philosophy at Heidelberg University, Queen’s University (Belfast) and the Free University of Berlin. Her research focuses on history of the United States, German history, democracy, elections, gender, migration, and the history of religion. Hedwig Richter writes for publications including the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the ZEIT and the Süddeutsche Zeitung.


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    Historian , University of Greifswald