I am the Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Migration at the German Historical Institute in Washington D.C. where I am researching and editing a book manuscript titled Now Too Much for Us: German and Mennonite Transnationalisms, 1874-1944.
My research focuses on how groups of people fashion collective narratives as nations, religions, and diasporas. My work has been published in the periodical In These Times and the peer-reviewed Indiana Magazine of History. I also have forthcoming publications in German Studies Review, Journal of Mennonite Studies, and an edited volume on the Russian-German diaspora that will be published by the German Federal Institute for the Culture and History of Germans in Eastern Europe.
My research and teaching areas include modern Europe and modern Latin America, with an emphasis on refugees, migrants, and transnational networks. Some of my previous academic positions have included Visiting Assistant Professor in European History at the University of Iowa (2015-2016); University of Iowa Ballard and Seashore Dissertation Year Fellow (2014-2015); and Research Fellow at the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin (2012-2013).