Invited Talks

2019

“Andreas Voigt’s “Leipzig in the Fall” – What’s left of the Revolution?,” November 21, American International College, Springfield, MA.

2019  

”East Germany in Mozambique, 1979-1990,” Mahaney Arts Gallery, September 19, Middlebury College, VT.

2019   

“Jenseits der Heimat: Solidarität, Leben und Erinnerung,“ German Summer School, July 18, Middlebury College, VT.

2019  

“Hinterlassene Spuren: Selbstbild und Weltbild – DDR-Experten in Mosambik,” Internationale Konferenz Respekt und Anerkennung, February 22, Magdeburg, Germany.

2016  

Swan Island film introduction and Q&A with East German filmmaker Herrmann Zschoche, November 3, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Goethe Institute Boston, MA.

2016   

Swan Island film introduction and Q&A with East German filmmaker Herrmann Zschoche, DEFA Film Library, November 4, Goethe Institute Boston, MA.

2016  

“Amateur Photographs of East German Experts in Mozambique: Between Solidarity, Post-Colonialism and Individual Memory,” German & Scandinavian Studies Program, September 22, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA.

2014 

Mein ‘89 film introduction and Q&A with East German filmmaker Helke Misselwitz, DEFA Film Library, November 12, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA.

Conferences

2019   

Presenter, “Berlin Memories – Discovering the Past,” German Studies Association Annual Conference, Portland, OR.

2019  

Panel Moderator, “Performance and Art in the GDR,” German Studies Association Annual Conference, Portland, OR.

2019  

Panel Moderator, “Welche Spuren haben wir hinterlassen! – Zwischen Solidarität und Kommerz, Experten und Spezialisten im Gespräch zum Kontext staatlicher Rahmenbedingungen und individueller Entfaltung,“ Internationale Konferenz Respekt und Anerkennung, February 23, Magdeburg, Germany.

2018     

Panel Moderator, “Migration, Xenophobia and the New Racism in Postwar Germany,” German Studies Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

2018  

Presenter, “Through the Eyes of the Kooperanten: Amateur Photographs of East German Men in Mozambique in the 1980s,” German Studies Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

2017   

Presenter, “Being a Mother and a Wife: GDR Women in Mozambique during the 1980s,” German Studies Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

2016  

Presenter, “Biographical Approaches to Germany’s Divided Past,” German Studies Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

2016  

Presenter, “Through the Eyes of the Expert: Amateur Photography of East German Men in Mocambique,” 5th Berlin Program Summer Workshop, Free University Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

2016   

Presenter, “Unsichtbare Frauen: Arbeit und Alltag von DDR-Frauen in Mocambique,” Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam, Germany.

2015   

Presenter, “Post-Colonial Solidarity: Everyday Life of East German Citizens in Mocambique, 1979-1989/90,” Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies Colloquium, Free University, Berlin, Germany.

2014 

Presenter, “Artefakten im Deutschunterricht,“ DAAD-Workshop – Geschichtsvermittlung im DaF-Unterricht, Boston, MA.

2014 

Panel Moderator, “East Germany’s Third Generation: Meaning and Ambiguity,” German Studies Association Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO.

2014     

Presenter, “Being Black, Being East German: Detlef D. Soost’s and Abini Zöllner’s Search for Identity,” German Studies Association Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO. 

2014   

Presenter, “Making the News: Images of Africa and Africans in East German Newsreels,“ European Association of Social Anthropologists, Tallin University, Estonia.

2014    

Presenter, “Berlin Memories – East Germany Meets the West,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Harrisburg, PA.

2014  

Presenter, “Geschichte braucht Erinnerung: Studying Landmarks in Former East Berlin,” Eastern Sociological Society, Baltimore, DE.

2014 

Presenter, “The GDR’s Third Generation – Between Identity Crisis and Self-Discovery,” University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.

2013  

Presenter, “Jenseits von Kleinwanzleben: Missionieren für den Sozialismus,” German Studies Association Annual Conference, Denver, CO.

2013   

Presenter, “The Memory of the Third Generation – About Loss, Identity and Self-discovery,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Boston, MA.

2012   

Presenter, “Satire in the GDR – Der Eulenspiegel,” Thirty-fifth Colloquium on Literature and Film, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV.