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Dr. David Bosold

John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Graduate School of North American Studies

Lansstraße 5-9, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 528 65
Emailbosold@gsnas.fu-berlin.de
HomepageDr. David Bosold

Areas of Expertise

  • Canada
  • Canada (energy policy)
  • Canada (foreign and security policy)
  • Canada (economic policy)
  • Canada (Arctic policy)


Irwin Collier, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics

John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Department of Economics

Lansstraße 7 - 9, 14195 Berlin

Mobile+49 170 7383666
Emailirwin.collier@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Irwin Collier

Areas of Expertise

  • Global economy
  • Economic policy of the United States
  • Fiscal policy of the United States
  • Health care policy of the United States
  • Financial crisis
  • American monetary policy
  • International economic policy
  • Elections in the United States / politics
  • Universities in North America


Dr. Winfried Fluck
Professor of American Studies

John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Cultural Studies

Lansstraße 7-9, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 542 40
Emailwinfried.fluck@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Winfried Fluck

Areas of Expertise

  • American intellectual history
  • American self-image
  • American exceptionalism
  • “Culture Wars” – Current political and cultural disputes in the U.S.A. (America Divided)
  • American culture and arts


Dr. Jessica Gienow-Hecht
Professor of History

John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Department of History

Lansstraße 7-9, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 603 22
Emailj.gienow@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Jessica Gienow-Hecht

Areas of Expertise

History and Cultural History:

  • International history
  • North American history
  • Modern history, 19th  - 21st century
  • History of the USA: Culture, history, politics, diplomacy

Politics and Society:

  • US foreign policy
  • Transatlantic relations
  • Humanitarian intervention
  • Nation branding — self-projection and performance of nations
  • Public diplomacy / cultural diplomacy

Culture and Media:

  • Emotions / history of emotions
  • Media history
  • Music history

Continents and Regions:

  • USA, North America
  • Transatlantic relations
  • History of US-Japanese relations


Dr. Thomas Greven
Privatdozent

John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Department of Political Science

Lansstr. 7-9, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 528 75
Mobile+49 177 7528635
Emailtgreven@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepagePD Dr. Thomas Greven

Areas of Expertise

  • American domestic and foreign policy
  • Political parties and party system of the United States
  • Interest groups in the U.S.
  • Political campaigns in the U.S.


Dr. Michaela Hampf
Professor of United States History

John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Department of History
Graduate School of North American Studies

Lansstraße 7-9, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 559 74
Emailhampf@jfki.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Michaela Hampf

Areas of Expertise

  • American cultural history
  • African American history
  • Gender history
  • Media history of the 19th and early 20th centuries


Prof. Sebastian Jobs
Professor of North American Studies

John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Department of History

Lansstraße 7-9, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 653 46
Emailsebastian.jobs@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Sebastian Jobs

Areas of Expertise

  • Cultural history of the United States
  • Alltagsgeschichte (history from below)
  • History of New York
  • Slavery in the United States of America
  • African American history
  • Gender history
  • Political productions and rituals
  • Rumors


Dr. Frank Kelleter
Professor of North American Studies

John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Department of Culture

Lansstraße 7-9, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 542 40
Emailfrank.kelleter@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Frank Kelleter

Areas of Expertise

  • Popular culture and media history, especially serial forms
  • North American colonial history / revolutionary period and early republic
  • (American) Enlightenment studies


Nikolas Keßels

John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Graduate School for North American Studies

Lansstraße 5-9, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 527 03
Mobile+49 176 62820322
Emailnikolas.kessels@fu-berlin.de
HomepageNikolas Keßels

Areas of Expertise

  • US and EU relations
  • Transatlantic regulatory cooperation in the financial services sector
  • Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
  • European debt crisis


Dr. Markus Kienscherf
Professor of Sociology

John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Department of Sociology

Lansstraße 7-9, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 593 15
Emailmarkus.kienscherf@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Markus Kienscherf

Areas of Expertise

  • Police in the United States
  • Protests
  • Social control
  • Surveillance
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Political violence


Dr. Christian Lammert
Professor of Political Science

John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Department of Political Science

Lansstr. 7-9, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 52854
Mobile+49 170 730 44 46
Emailclammert@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Christian Lammert

Areas of Expertise

  • Presidential election in the United States
  • United States domestic, social, and health policy
  • United States President and Congress
  • Political parties and elections in the United States
  • Canada: domestic and social policy


Dr. Kathleen Loock

Department of Political and Social Sciences
John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Department of Culture

Fabeckstraße 15, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 629 21
Emailkathleen.loock@fu-berlin.de
HomepageDr. Kathleen Loock

Areas of Expertise

  • U.S. American popular culture, especially serial forms
  • Film and media history, especially remakes, sequels, and prequels in Hollywood cinema
  • Christopher Columbus in US-American cultural history, Columbus Day, holidays


Dr. Martin Lüthe
Professor of North American Studies

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Department of Culture

Lansstraße 7-9, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 594 03
Emailmartin.luethe@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Martin Lüthe

Areas of Expertise

  • African American studies
  • Gender studies
  • Popular culture
  • History of the mass media
  • Pop music


Dr. Carsten Momsen
Professor of Criminal Law

Department of Law
Criminal Law

Boltzmannstraße 3, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 587 07
Emailcarsten.momsen@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Carsten Momsen

Areas of Expertise

  • Criminal law
  • Criminal proceedings
  • Criminal defense
  • White collar criminal law
  • IT criminal law
  • Criminal law and sports
  • Corruption
  • Doping
  • Digital forensics


Dr. Julia Püschel
Professor of Economics

School of Business & Economics
John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Department of Economics

Lansstraße 5, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 629 41
Emailj.pueschel@fu-berlin.de

Areas of Expertise

  • Economics of foreign trade
  • Economics of the labor market
  • Economic inequalities
  • History of ideas in economics


Dr. Thomas Risse
Professor of Political Science

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science

Ihnestraße 22, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 555 27
Emailthomas.risse@fu-berlin.de
HomepageUniv.-Prof. Dr.Thomas Risse

Areas of Expertise

  • German foreign policy
  • Transatlantic relations
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization and American foreign policy since the end of the Second World War
  • European integration
  • Europe and Russia
  • America and Europe
  • Current issues in European politics
  • EU Presidency
  • “EU foreign affairs”
  • International relations in light of the Geneva Convention and UN Human Rights Declaration
  • Fragile states
  • Governance export

 



Dr. Michaela Sambanis
Professor of English Didactics

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute for English Language and Literature

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 55961
Emailsambanis@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Michaela Sambanis

Areas of Expertise

Language, Emotion and Movement

  • Translational research as a link between brain research and the practice of teaching and learning foreign languages

Drama Pedagogy in Teaching English and in Teacher Training

  • Early acquisition of foreign languages
  • Mixed-age learning settings
  • English instruction tailored to specific individual needs


Dr. Katja Simons

Liaison Office of Freie Universität Berlin in New York
German University Alliance

871 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017

Phone (Office)+1 212 758 3392
Emailsimons@germanuniversities.org
HomepageDr. Katja Simons

Areas of Expertise

  • International mobility between the United States and Germany
  • Student mobility
  • Career paths
  • Marketing
  • Brain gain / drain
  • Recruiting
  • Higher education marketing
  • Generation Study Abroad
  • North American Liaison Office


Dr. Mathias Trabandt
Professor of Macroeconomics

School of Business & Economics
Economics
Chair of Macroeconomics

Boltzmannstraße 20, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 608 95
Emailmathias.trabandt@gmail.com
HomepageProf. Dr. Mathias Trabandt

Areas of Expertise

  • Macroeconomics
  • Monetary policy
  • Fiscal policy
  • Labor markets
  • Central banks


Dr. Bryan van Sweringen

John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Dept. of History and Dept. of Political Science

Lansstraße 7-9, 14195 Berlin

Emailalterami@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageDr. Bryan van Sweringen

Areas of Expertise

  • World War I and World War II
  • U.S. national security policy from 1917 to 2010
  • Occupation in Germany and Berlin by the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Stationing of U.S. forces in the Federal Republic of Germany
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • Military tradition in the U.S.
  • Political cabaret


Lora Anne Viola, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science

John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Department of Political Science

Lansstraße 7-9, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 528 52
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 528 75
Emaillviola@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Lora Anne Viola (Ph. D.)

Areas of Expertise

  • U.S. foreign policy
  • U.S. security policy
  • International institutions
  • Global governance
  • Diplomacy


Prof. Dr. Boris Vormann

John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Graduate School of North American Studies

Lansstraße 5-9, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 73191
Emailboris.vormann@fu-berlin.de
HomepageDr. Boris Vormann

Please note

Mr. Vormann may be reached via the Office of News and Public Affairs (phone number listed above).

Areas of Expertise

  • Current political debates in the U.S.
  • U.S. domestic policy, especially urban and social policy
  • Economic and political inequalities in the United States
  • Foreign and security policy of the United States
  • American national identity
  • Presidential elections in the United States


Dr. Harald Wenzel
Professor of Sociology

John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Department of Sociology

Lansstraße 7-9, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 527 02
Emailwenzelha@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Harald Wenzel

Areas of Expertise

  • (Mass) media in the U.S.
  • (Mass) media and popular culture
  • Politainment: politicians as actors
  • Sociology of prominence
  • Sociology of the public
  • What is the role of mass media during election campaigns?
  • Religion in the U.S.
  • Sociology of disasters and disaster reporting