Selected Publications

The Human Rights Dictatorship: Socialism, Global Solidarity and Revolution in East GermanyScreen Shot 2019-10-01 at 2.14.34 PM

“Arms Intervention: Weimar Germany, Imperial Influence and Weapons Trafficking in Warlord China,” Journal of Modern European History (19:4, 2021, 510-528)

“Transnational Drug Trafficking and the German Embrace of International Narcotics Law from the Kaiserreich to the Nazis” in Dietmar Müller and Katja Naumann (eds.) Transregional Connections in the History of East Central Europe (De Gruyter, 2021)

“‘Hashers Don’t Read Das Kapital’: East Germany, Socialist Prohibition, and Global Cannabis,” in James Mills and Lucas Richert (eds.) Cannabis: Global Histories (MIT Press, 2021)

(Re-)Constituting the State and Law during the ‘Long Transformation of 1989’ in East Central Europe. Special Issue Journal of Modern European History (18:3, 2020) Co-edited with Michal Kopeček

“The History of the End of History”, in “Debate on Philipp Ther’s Europe since 1989, East Central Europe. (47: 2-3 2020)

“Who is the Volk? PEGIDA and the Contested Memory of 1989 on Social Media,” co-authored with Samuel Merrill in Samuel Merrill, Emily Keightley & Priska Daphi (eds.) Social Movements, Cultural Memory and Digital Media. Mobilising Mediated Remembrance (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020)

Was ist los in Erfurt? The East German Past and the Demo­cratic Crisis of the Present/ Die ostdeut­sche Vergan­gen­heit und die demo­kra­ti­sche Krise der Gegen­wart,” Geschichte der Gegenwart (February 19, 2020)

“From Tehran to Helsinki: The International Year of Human Rights 1968 and State Socialist Eastern Europe,” Diplomatica: A Journal of Diplomacy and Society (1:2, 2019)

“Abolishing the Exploitation of Man by Man: Socialism and Human Rights since Marx,” in Annette Weinke and Dieter Gosewinkel (eds.) Menschenrechte und ihre Kritiker: Ideologien, Argumente, Wirkungen (Wallstein, 2019)

Special Issue of East Central Europe (2-3, 2019): with Hella Dietz and James Mark New Perspectives on Socialism and Human Rights in East Central Europe since 1945

Special Issue of the Journal of the History of International Law (02/2019): with Raluca Grosescu Revisiting State Socialist Approaches to International Criminal and Humanitarian Law

“Human Rights Movements and the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Explaining the Peaceful Revolution of 1989,” Lora Wildenthal and Jean Quataert (eds.) Routledge History of Human Rights. (Routledge, 2019)

“Human Rights, Pluralism and the Democratization of East and West Germany,” in Harald Wenzel, Konrad Jarausch, and Karin Goihl (eds), Different Germans, Many Germanies: New Transatlantic Perspectives (Berghahn, 2016).

“Human Rights as Myth and History: Between the Revolutions of 1989 and the Arab Spring,” Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, (23:2-3, 2015, 151-166).

“Between Dictatorship and Dissent: Ideology, Legitimacy and Human Rights in East Germany, 1945-1990,” German Historical Institute Bulletin 56 (Spring 2015)

“Dictatorship and Dissent: Human Rights in East Germany in the 1970s,” in Jan Eckel and Samuel Moyn (eds.) The Breakthrough: Human Rights in the 1970s (Uni of Pennsylvania Press, 2014).

“‘Erkämpft das Menschenrecht’: Sozialismus und Menschenrechte in der DDR in der 70er Jahre,” in J. Eckel and S. Moyn (eds.) Moral für die Welt?: Menschenrechtspolitik in Den 1970er Jahren (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2012).