Katharina is Lecturer in International and Transnational American History at the University of Sussex, and is affiliated with the Laureate Research Program in International History at the University of Sydney. Before coming to Sussex, she was the Mellon Research Fellow in American History at the University of Cambridge and a Bye-Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge. She trained as an international historian at University College London and has held grants and fellowships from the German Academic Exchange Service, the German Historical Institute Washington D.C., the Rockefeller Archive Center, the Gilder Lehman Institute of American History, the Roosevelt Study Center and the Oslo Contemporary International History Network.
Katharina’s main research interests include internationalism and its social, intellectual, political and legal dimensions from the 1910s to the 1960s. She has published related articles in the Journal of Global History, Diplomatic History, Diplomacy & Statecraft, Historical Research and other journals and edited volumes. Currently, she is completing a book manuscript on American philanthropy and conceptions of ‘the international’ in the first half of the twentieth century, a study based on multi-lingual research in European and American archives which examines philanthropic internationalism in a transnational context. She is also beginning a new research project on women and the history of international thought in the twentieth century.