Marlena Voigts, Andreas Hübner, Michaela Keck, Christoph Strobel, Roger L. Nichols

Marlena (Dunlap) Voigts grew up in Ogdensburg, N.J., received her Bachelor’s Degree from Gettysburg College in German, completed her Master’s Degree in German Language & Literature at Syracuse University, and has been living in Hamburg since 1991. Since 2015, she has been working onbehalf of the German Federal Office of Migration & Refugees as an instructor for German as a Second Language, specializing in illiteracy.

Andreas Hübner is currently a Lecturer at Leuphana University Lüneburg. His research focuses on Cultural and Global History as well as History Didactics. In 2015, he received his Ph.D. from Justus Liebig University Giessen. He served as Dianne Woest Fellow at the Historic New Orleans Collection in August/September 2016 and as Horner Library Fellow at the German Society of Philadelphia in July 2018. Hübner’s monograph on German American filiopietist J. Hanno Deiler was published in 2009, his monograph on the German Coast of colonial Louisiana in 2017.

Michaela Keck teaches American Studies at the Institute of English and American Studies at the University of Oldenburg. Among her major research interests are ecocriticism and nature writing, women’s literature, and visual culture. For further information, see

Christoph Strobel is Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He is the author of books, such as The Global Atlantic: 1400–1900 and The Testing Grounds of Modern Empire. With Alice Nash he co-authored Daily Life of Native Americans from Post-Columbian through Nineteenth-Century America. Strobel’s essays appear, among others, in World History ConnectedSafundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies and The North Carolina Historical Reviews. In his free time, Christoph loves to spend time outdoors, exploring the many beautiful sites of New England with his family.

Roger L. Nichols, Emeritus Professor of History and Affiliate Faculty in Indian Studies at the University of Arizona, has published eleven books on American frontier and Indian topics. His strange new hobby is giving papers at European American Studies conferences.

Blog posts by Marlena Voigts, Andreas Hübner, Michaela Keck, Christoph Strobel, Roger L. Nichols:

Personal Recollections: The Fall of the Wall
Marlena Voigts, Hamburg Nov. 9, 1989: I was lying in bed when I thought I heard the phone ring. The next morning, there was in fact a … Continue reading Personal Recollections: The Fall of the Wall