Research

I am broadly interested in the political, cultural, environmental, and social histories of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Central Europe. 

I am currently completing a dissertation entitled, “Feeding Germany: Food, Land, and the Social Question, 1871–1923,” which examines the intersection between knowledge, practice, and the natural world that structured thinking about food and diet. This project draws on archival work conducted in Berlin, Koblenz, Hanover, Dresden, Washington D.C. (USA), and Windhoek (Namibia). In it, I explore how the problem of an optimum diet was intimately linked to understanding the interacting scales of household, national, and global economies in modern Germany.