PhD, MA, History: University of Wisconsin-Madison, August 2004.
*Dissertation: Plastics and Dictatorship in the German Democratic Republic: Towards an economic, consumer, design and cultural history.
BA with High Honors: Swarthmore College June 1997.
Western Michigan University, Department of History. Assistant Professor, August 2004-Present.
Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam. Guest fellow (as part of Humboldt Fellowship). 2007-2009.
Awards and Fellowships
Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung
Two Year Postdoctoral Fellowship to research second book in Berlin, 2007-2009.
Recipient, Fritz Stern Dissertation Award, German Historical Institute, Washington DC, for best dissertation in German history, awarded August, 2005.
Burnham-McMillan Research Award, Western Michigan University, June 2005, to support summer research in Germany and Poland.
University Fellowship. University of Wisconsin-Madison, academic year 2003-2004.
Social Science Research Council (SSRC)
Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany. September 2001-December 2002. Visiting fellow.
Center for German and European Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison..Summer, 2000. Research in Halle, Magdeburg and Berlin, Germany.
Wisconsin Academic Residential Fellowship, University of Wisconsin Graduate Fellowship, 1998-1999.