Born in Vienna, February 8, 1974


• 2005 Dissertation, University of Vienna
• 1999 Magister, University of Vienna

Academic experience

• Since January 2020: Research on Cuban students in the German Democratic Republic
• July 2017-June 2019: Public history project "Gekreuzte Geschichten | Historias cruzadas"
• March 2015-April 2017: Research project "The Intellectual Biography of Friedrich Katz"
• February-March 2015: Chaire Amérique latine, Institut Pluridisciplinaire pour les Études sur les Amériques à Toulouse, Université Jean Jaurès Toulouse
• September 2014-January 2015 Chaire Pablo Neruda, Institut des Hautes Etudes de l'Amérique latine, Université Sorbonne, Paris III
• August 2012-May 2014 Marshall Plan Chair, Department of History / Center Austria, University of New Orleans
• October 2011-September 2012 Secretary General for the scientific program of the 54th International Congress of Americanists / Vienna, July 2012
• January-June 2011 Mellon Scholar 2011 – Visiting Assistant Professor, Social Sciences, University of Chicago
• Winter Semester 2010 Lecturer, Institute for Contemporary History, University of Innsbruck
• Summer semester 2010 Visiting professor for Global History, Department of History, University of Vienna
• 2005-2010 Research field coordinator for Cold War memory studies, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for European History and Public Spheres, Vienna
• Since 2006 Lecturer at the Department of History and at the Department of Economic and Social History, University of Vienna
• May-December 2004 Theoretical and methodical contribution to the founding application of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for European History and Public Spheres

Projects (externally funded)

• 2016-2018 Co-director of the research project "Authoritarian Tendencies in Austria's Second Republic", financed by the Austrian Zukunftsfonds
• 2015-2016 Co-curator for Austrian international involvement in the exhibition "The 1970s", Schallaburg, Austria, March-November 2016
• 2007-2010 Co-director of a research project examining the Austrian prison libraries concerning publications relevant under the Prohibition Act of Nazi-activities, financed by the Federal Ministery of Justice
• October 2000-October 2001 Researcher in a project of the Austrian Historical Commission concerning social security rights of Nazi-victims


2008 Austrian Research Fund grant for the translation of my first book into Spanish
2007 Michael Mitterauer Sponsorship Award for Social, Cultural and Economic History

Grants and Fellowships

• 2012-2013 Botstiber Grant for Austrian-American Studies
• March-June 2009 Research Fellow at the International Research Center for Cultural Sciences, IFK, Vienna
• April-May 2008 Research Scholar at the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
• January-June 2004 Junior Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna
• August 2001-August 2003 DOC-scholarship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
• July-December 2002 Junior Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna
• 2001/2 Visiting Researcher, Asociación para el Avance de las Ciencias Sociales, Guatemala

Functions and Memberships

• European Network in Universal and Global History
• General Secretary of the 54th International Congress of Americanists, ICA, Vienna 2012
• Vice chairman of the Working Group of Austrian Latinamericanists
Asociación de Historiadores Latinoamericanistas Europeos, national coordinator for Austria
• Advisory Board of the Interdisciplinary University Master for Higher Latin American Studies, University of Vienna / Austrian Institute for Latin America
• German Studies Association