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Dr. Jan C. Behrends
Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam

Am Neuen Markt 9d
Raum E. 09
14467 Potsdam

Telephone: 0049 331 74510 136
Link: Dr. Jan C. Behrends at the Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam

Education / Work Experience

Since April 2011 Research fellow and coordinator of the Leibniz-project “Physical Violence in Late Socialism” at Centre for Contemporary History (ZZF), Potsdam, Germany.

Since 2005 Lecturer at Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

2008 Visiting scholar at L'École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris, France

2007 Visiting Feodor Lynen fellow of the Alexander-von-Humboldt foundation at the Department of History, University of Chicago, USA

2005 - 2011 Research fellow at Social Science Research Center, Berlin (WZB), Germany

2005 PhD Dissertation “Inventing Friendship. Propaganda for the Soviet Union in Poland and the GDR (1944-1957)”. Defended with distinction (summa cum laude) in Potsdam.Advisors: Prof. Christoph Kleßmann (Center for Contemporary History (ZZF), Potsdam) and Prof. Jörg Baberowski (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin).

2004-2005 Postdoctoral fellow at Center for Contemporary History (ZZF), Potsdam, Germany

2000-2004 Research fellow at Bielefeld University and Herder-Institut, Marburg, Germany

2000 First State Examination for Higher Education (Staatsexamen) in History, Literature,Education and Philosophy, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Grade average 1.5).

1996/97 Graduate exchange student at Moscow State University

1994-1995 Graduate exchange student at the University of Wisconsin