Katrin Schreiter is a teaching fellow and research associate at King’s College London. She has studied European history, political science and North American studies at the Freie Universität Berlin, the Ohio State University and the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining King’s in 2013, she taught twentieth-century history at the University of Pennsylvania and Universität Augsburg. Her dissertation examined the cultural politics of East and West Germany’s Cold War relationship between 1949 and 1989. Currently, she is working on interdisciplinary approaches to the history of German everyday life since 1945 and is co-editing a volume on this topic with Erica Carter and Jan Palmowski. Her research interests include material culture, aesthetics and the economic history of Europe. Katrin has published on these topics in the context of European economic integration after World War II.
Tobias Becker is a research fellow at the German Historical Institute London. He has studied history in Munich, Cincinnati and Berlin. Before joining the GHI he taught modern European history at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Freie Universität Berlin, where he was member of a DFG/AHRC research project. His dissertation compared the popular theatre of Berlin and London between the 1880s and the 1930s and the cultural exchange between the two cities. Currently, he is working on the ‘nostalgia wave’ in the 1970s and 80s. His publications include Inszenierte Moderne. Populäres Theater in Berlin and London, 1880-1930 (2014), Popular Musical Theatre in London and Berlin, 1890-1939 (edited with Len Platt and David Linton, 2014) and Die Stadt der tausend Freuden. Vergnügungskultur um1900 (edited with Anna Littmann and Johanna Niedbalski, 2011).
Julia Alcamo recently completed her Liberal Arts undergraduate degree at King’s College London. As part of the King’s fellowship program she is now taking part in Things We Keep as a student research fellow. She has previously been a curatorial and archival intern at the Ben Uri Gallery in London. She has also worked as a writer for the website Mouthlondon and has written for Jewish Quarterly. Recently, she created her own blog, schnappschusss, for which she writes reviews of cultural happenings around London and short essays. During her second year at university, she received a King’s Experience Interdisciplinary Award for her Beautiful Mind project on the photographic representation of mental illness. Whilst at university, she also participated in the “Live Art and Filmmaking” workshop at the Tate and was a delegate to the Harvard International Model United Nations in Boston.