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Prof. Dr. Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson

Deputy Director
German Historical Institute
1607 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington DC 20009
Phone +1.202.387.3355

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Academic Service
  • Guest Lectuer and participant in round-table discusions at public institutions (e.g. Amerika-Häuser, cultural-exhange centers, schools, and teacher training academies)
  • Participation in interviews and roundtable-discussions as an expert for American history, politics and popular culture with newspapers (e.g. Süddeutsche Zeitung, Abendzeitung, Münchner Merkur,), press agencies (e.g. dpa, BLR) as well as with radio and TV stations (e.g. WDR, BR, BLR, SWR, N24)
  • Erasmus coordinator for the LMU's American Studies Program (1998-2011)
  • Referee for academic associations (e.g. German Academic Exchange Service, German Merit Foundation, and Fulbright)
  • Service on editorial boards of Amerika: Kultur-Geschichte-Politik (Transcript, since 2010) and Transatlantische Historische Studien (Steiner, since 2011)
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the German Association of American Studies (since 2009)


  • Alumni of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
  • Collegium for African American Research (CAAR)
  • European Association for American Studies (EAAS)
  • European Cluster for American Studies (ECAS)
  • Gesellschaft der Freunde und Förderer der Universität München
  • German Association of American Studies (GAAS), since 2009 member of the Advisory Board of the GAAS
  • Salzburg Seminar American Studies Alumni Association (SSASAA)