Johanna is a PhD Candidate

Johanna joined the C²DH in March 2020 as a Doctoral Researcher working on Transformation Historiography in Eastern Europe focusing on borders and borderlands.

She holds a Master’s degree in Education, History and English from the University of Hamburg, where she has been researching the concepts of identity, nationalism and fascism of modern Ukrainian history and politics, and acquired her background in teaching. At RWTH Aachen University, she finished her Bachelor of Arts in History and English, focusing on the perception of the German resistance group Red Orchestra in the newspaper Der Spiegel in 1969.

At the C²DH, she is currently doing research on the potential and limits of Citizen Science for the discipline of Border Studies on the basis of the project “Talking Borders. From Local Expertise to Global Exchange”, a Citizen Science experiment that was conducted at the Second World Conference of the Association of Borderlands Studies in Vienna and Budapest in 2018 under the supervision of Prof. Machteld Venken.


Main supervisor: Prof. Dr. Machteld Venken (C²DH)

Other supervisors: Ass.-prof. Thomas Cauvin (C²DH), Prof. Dr. Astrid Fellner (Saarland University)