BiographyFirst class BA in History (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne)
MA with distinction (University of East Anglia)
PhD in German Studies (University College London)
Fellowships at the Institute of Historical Research, University of Limerick and Kluge Center, Library of Congress.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Postwar German history; history of cold-war Berlin; East German youth subcultures, schooling and oral history.
European cinema, family walks, Spanish language, culture and cuisine, Deutschlandfunk, France Culture radio, Portmeirion, and the Ronettes.