Politics, stern, and the West German public, 1948-1989.
I study the West German magazine stern as mirror, instrument, and agent in West Germany's politicisation between 1948 and 1989.
My current research interests include 20th-century international history, U.S.-German and Anglo-German relations, cultural diplomacy, journalism, and the relationship between politics, culture, and the media.
I graduated from University College Utrecht with a BA in History, Latin, and Journalism. Before beginning the DPhil, I completed an MA and MSc in International and World History at Columbia University and the London School of Economics and Political Science. My master's thesis examined the politicisation of stern magazine, challenging the historical consensus of the 'unpolitical 1950s' in West Germany.