University of Erfurt

North American History

Dr. Nina Mackert


Research Interests:

U.S. Cultural History, Critical Ability Studies, Food and Nutriton History, History of Family and Youth, Historical Theory





Current Project:

"The Career of the Calorie: A History of Eating and Measuring in the US, 1880-1930", Habilitation in the VolkswagenStiftung-sponsered research project: Ernährung, Gesundheit und soziale Ordnung in der Moderne: Deutschland und die USA


 Blog: Food, Fatness and Fitness


Finished Projects:

The Eating Self: A History of the Political in the United States From the 19th to the 21st Century


PhD-Project: Nina Mackert, Jugenddelinquenz. Die Produktivität eines Problems in den USA der späten 1940er bis 1960er Jahre. Konstanz: UVK, 2014.



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