AB in German with Honors, minor in Gender Studies; Davidson College
MA in Women's and Gender Studies; Rutgers University
PhD in Modern European History with minor fields in Global and Comparative
History and Women's and Gender History; Rutgers University
History of Western Civilization since 1815
History of Modern Germany
History of the Holocaust
History of Modern European Women
History of Modern Turkey
History of Europe since 1945
Seminar: "Europe and its 'Others'"
Seminar: Environmental History
Seminar: "New" Imperialism
Seminar: European Migration History
"On Track for West Germany: Turkish 'Guest-worker' Rail Transportation to West Germany in the Postwar Period." German History 30, no. 4 (December 2012): 528-49.
"German Women's Movement" International Encyclopedia of Protest and Revolution. Blackwell Press, 2009.
" How Can we Teach Western Civilization if we Don't Believe it Exists?" The Councilor: The Journal of the Illinois Council for the Social Studies, May 2009.
"Recognizing the Politics of Migration in German Studies" review of Martin Sökefeld. Struggling for Recognition: The Alevi Movement in Germany and in Transnational Space. New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2008; H-Net Reviews 2009
"Who is German?" review of Joyce Marie Mushaben The Changing Faces of Citizenship: Integration and Mobilization Among Ethnic Minorities in Germany. New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2008. (in preparation)
Postwar Negotiations: The First Generation of Turkish 'Guest Workers' in Germany, 1961-1973, (manuscript in preparation)
Fulbright - PAD, Germany, 1998
Princeton Office of Population Research, 2004 and 2005
American Research Institute in Turkey, 2005
German Academic Exchange Service, Germany, 2005
German Studies Association, Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, 2006
American Historical Association, Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant for Research in European, African, or Asian History, 2010
Fulbright German Studies Seminar, "Ethnic Diversity and National Identity." 2011.
Summer Research Fund, 2009
Seed Grant for Transitional and Exploratory Projects, 2010