I wrote my M.A. thesis (UVic) on the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras during the time of the Third Reich.
My PhD research examines German-Jewish masculinities in the Third Reich.
Professional Work Experience
2014 - ongoing Instructor - Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, B.C., Department of Continuing Studies
SCFC834: The First World War- A Human Story (Summer 2014)
SCFC887: Interwar Europe: 1919-1939 (Spring 2015)
SCFC882: A Social History of the Third Reich (Spring 2016)
upcoming, Summer 2017: A Social History of World War II
2012 - 2014 Sessional Instructor – Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, B.C.
W2012; F2012; W2013; F2014; W2014; Instructor for Student Success courses 1060 Intercultural Learning Perspectives, and 1070 Performing to Academic Standards (Introduction to Academic Writing), Faculty of Student Development
2012 - ongoing Teaching Assistant - University of British Columbia
History 369: Europe, 1900-1950 (Fall 2012; Spring 2015)
Hist 356: 20th Century Germany (Fall 2013)
Hist 441: A History of the Holocaust (Fall 2014)
2012 TRU World – Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, B.C.
Instructior and Coordinator for international language and culture programs (Indonesia program; Sichuan program, China)
Fall 2011 Research Assistant - Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops B.C.
Part-time Research Analyst for Institutional Planning and Analysis
Fall 2011 Faculty Member – College of the Rockies, Cranbrook B.C.
Part-time instructor for History 201 (Pre-Confederation Canadian History) and Politics 100 (Introduction to Politics and Government)
2003-2012 Assistant Manager – Beaver Guest Ranch, Lone Butte B.C.
Administration, Management and Human Resources: Financial Planning, Hiring, Program Coordinating, Marketing, multi-media Advertising, International Relations
2010-2011 Community Support Worker – Kamloops Society for Community Living
Working with mentally challenged individuals at several day programs and within the Kamloops community; responsible for integrating clients into the community through employment, volunteering and interactive recreation
2007-2009 Teaching Assistant, University of Victoria (Hist 245: The Second World War; Hist 261: History of Technology; Hist
304B: The United States Since 1945; Hist 318: Topics in American History (History of American Slavery).
2004-2005 Supplemental Learning Leader, Thompson Rivers University
Supporting students with difficulties in first-year level Canadian
History and Geography courses; responsible for preparing tutorials and facilitating classroom discussions and seminars.
2009 Lecture on The Eichmann Trial. History 388: Germany after 1945. Dr. Schmitdke.
2012: Lecture on The Age of Appeasement. History 369: Europe, 1900-1950. Dr. Friedrichs.
2013: Lecture on Discontent in East & West Germany. History 356: 20th Century Germany. Dr. Andrew Denning.
2014: Lecture on Berlin 1914: A City at War. Simon Fraser University, Surrey Campus
born in Grenzach-Wyhlen, Germany