Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2014.
-Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Humboldt Foundation, (2015-2017)
-Postdoctoral Fellowship, Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, (2014-2015)
-German Academic Exchange Service Research Grant (2011-2012)
-Fulbright IIE Research Grant, Germany (2011-2012) declined -Central European History Society, Research Grant (Summer 2011)
-Amos E. Simpson Award, for best paper presented in European history at the Southern Historical Association Conference (2010)
-Free University of Berlin Exchange Fellowship (2008-2009) -Fulbright ETA Grant, Germany (2006-2007)
Instructor, Department of History, Vanderbilt University, (2014) -Western Civilization to 1700, introductory-level (Maymester 2014)
Teaching Assistant, Department of History, Vanderbilt University (2009-2012) -History of the Scientific Revolution, introductory-level (Fall 2012) -Twentieth-Century Germany, upper-level (Spring 2010, Spring 2011) -Western Civilization (1500-present), introductory-level (Fall 2010) -Western Military History, introductory-level (Fall 2009) -History of Berlin, upper-level, Vanderbilt Berlin Program, Berlin, Germany (Summer 2009)
List Editor, H-German, 2014 - 2015.
Review Editor, H-German, 2015 - Present.
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECT
Imagining a Democratic Nation: German History and Popular Historical Memory in the Ruins, 1945-1949
Ritual Traditions and Longue Durée History
Redemptive Geographies: Democratization and Heimat in Postwar West Germany, 1945-1985
The Reinvention of Tradition: Form, Meaning, and Local Identity in Modern Cologne Carnival, Central European History 46. 2013, S. 495-532. (Cambridge University Press)
The Turn to Local Communities in Early Postwar West Germany: The Case of Hamburg, Lübeck, and Bremen, 1945-1965, Forthcoming in the edited volume “(Re)constructing Communities in Postwar Europe, 1918-1968,” eds. Harm Kaal and Stefan Couperus (Routledge Press, 2015).
Between Ethnic, Political, and Personal Ideas of Home: Expellee Reunions and Contested Definitions of Heimat, In Progress.