Transnational Memory Board Nominations and Elections

On November 1-8, 2015, the CES Research Network on Transnational Memory and Identity in Europe conducted a vote to elect the members of its governing board, who will join the network's co-Chairs. We are pleased to announce the three newly elected Board members. You can read their bios below.

Board Members:

Lily Gardner Feldman (website)

Lily directs the Society, Culture and Politics Program at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies/Johns Hopkins University. She was previously a tenured professor at Tufts University. In her professional career of over 40 years, she has focused on how Germany has confronted in its foreign relations with former victims a history of war, occupation and genocide, including attention to concrete acts of commemoration and remembrance. She has added recently the comparative cases of Japan, the Balkans and Turkey. In the reconciliation field, she has extensive experience organizing conferences, creating fellowship programs, and developing international research networks. She is particularly interested in creating opportunities for young scholars and practitioners.

Sara Jones (website)

Sara is a Senior Research Fellow/Lecturer in the Institute for German Studies (IGS) at the University of Birmingham (UK). Her research has focused particularly on memory of the GDR in a comparative context. She is currently working on a project analysing cross-border collaboration between European 'memory entrepreneurs.' She was project lead for the IGS's DAAD-funded network Worldviews: The German Past and the Contemporary World and is convenor for the History and Remembrance panel of the Association of German Studies in Great Britain and Ireland. 

Nicolas Moll (website)

Nicholas holds a PhD in Contemporary History from the University of Freiburg i. Br. and is currently working in Sarajevo as a freelance historian and intercultural trainer. His research interests include processes of dealing with the past and of reconciliation in post-conflict areas, especially in the post-Yugoslav space since the 1990s, and in Western Europe after 1945. He is also coordinator of Memory Lab – Trans-European Exchange Platform on History and Remembrance which is gathering practitioners in the field of dealing with the past from the successor-states of Yugoslavia and from Western Europe.


Aline Sierp

Aline is Assistant Professor in European Studies at Maastricht University and is one of the two chairs of the CES Research Network on Transnational Memory and Identity in Europe. Her research interests cover collective memory, questions of identity and European integration. Before joining the University of Maastricht, Aline Sierp worked as researcher at the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. She is the author ofHistory, Memory and Transeuropean Identity: Unifying Divisions (Routledge, 2014) and member of the COST network ‘In Search of Transcultural Memory in Europe’ and the ‘Historical Dialogues, Justice, and Memory Network.'

Jenny Wüstenberg (website)

Jenny is (as of January 2016) Visiting Assistant Professor in Political Science and German and European Studies at York University in Toronto. She is a founding Co-Chair of the Research Network on Transnational Memory and Identity in Europe. Her research examines civil society activism, transnational networks, and methodology in memory politics. She is the author of Moving Memory: Civil Society and Remembrance in Postwar Germany (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press). Jenny is a member of the “German Studies Association Memory Studies Network” and the “Historical Dialogues, Justice, and Memory Network.”

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