In the Media & Publications

In Media

  • Helen Gibson receives the Rolf Kentner Prize of the Heidelberg Center for American Studies for her doctoral thesis "Joyriding across the Color Line: Automotivity and Citizenship in the United States, 1895 to 1939". Link

  • Podcast with Prof. Jürgen Martschukat entitled "Der gezeichnete Körper – Warum boomen Piercings und Tattoos?" on 30 June 2022 on SWR2. Link

  • Article by Pia Beumer on "Bernhard Goetz and the roots of Kyle Rittenhouse's fame in the right" in The Washington Post from 15 June 2022. Link

  • Report by the Deutschlandfunk on the work of the Research Group "Voluntariness" from 17 February 2022. Link

  • Podcast with Prof. Jürgen Martschukat entitled "Die Personal-Trainerin im eigenen Wohnzimmer" on the current trend of technically supported fitness training in your own living area. The podcast is part of the "Zeitfragen" series on Deutschlandfunk Kultur. It was published on 11 January 2022. Link

  • Podcast with Prof. Jürgen Martschukat on "Rassismus und Gewalt. Konfliktgeschichte in den USA" in the WortMelder of the University of Erfurt from 11 August 2021. Link

Recent Publications

  • Helen A. Gibson, Access to Labor and Leisure in Cars: Early Black Motorists' Automotivity in Miami, in: Mondes du tourisme (01 June 2022). Link
  • Pia Beumer: Bernhard Goetz and the roots of Kyle Rittenhouse’s celebrity on the right, in: The Washington Post (15 June 2022). Link
  • Jürgen Martschukat, The Age of Fitness: How the Body Came to Symbolize Success and Achievement. Cambridge: Polity 2021. Link
  • Pia Beumer, „Vigi­lante Spirit“: Vom ameri­ka­ni­schen Recht auf Land, Waffen und Selbst­ver­tei­di­gung, in: Geschichte der Gegenwart (13 December 2020). Link
  • Jürgen Martschukat, „I can’t breathe.“ Atemnot als Normal­zu­stand, in: Geschichte der Gegenwart (21 October 2020). Link
  • Bonengel, Timo, Riskante Substanzen. Der "War on Drugs" in den USA (1963-1992). Frankfurt a. M./New York: Campus 2020. Link