Jenny Wüstenberg joined Nottingham Trent University as an Associate Professor of Twentieth Century History in September 2019, after three and a half years as DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor in Politics and German & European Studies at York University in Toronto. Currently she teaches courses on 20th century history, protest movements, revolutions and democracy, the politics of memory and human rights, qualitative methods, and German history, politics and culture. As an expert on memory studies, she is highly involved in the Memory Studies Association as one of the Co-Presidents. Furthermore, she is a founding Co-Chair of the Research Network on Transnational Memory and Identity in Europe in the Council of European Studies and currently the Co-Chair of the German Studies Association’s Interdisciplinary Memory Studies Network.
Research interests: Comparative politics and history; memory politics in Europe, in settler colonial societies, and transnationally; civic activism, social movements, and democratization; children and families in history and memory; and qualitative and network methodology.