Jens Pohlmann

Gerda Henkel Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital History
German Historical Institute
1607 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington DC 20009
Phone +1.202.387.3355

Biographical Summary

Jens Pohlmann is the Gerda Henkel Fellow in Digital History 2018-19 at the German Historical Institute in Washington D.C. and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. Furthermore, he is an Associate Researcher at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin.

Jens received his PhD from Stanford University in 2017 with a thesis on the marketing strategies of avant-garde authors in the German public sphere. From 2017 to 2018, he taught at Stanford as a lecturer, and he was a Graduate Research Fellow at Stanford’s Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA) in 2015-16. Currently, he is working on a comparative analysis of the internet policy discourse in Germany and the United States: “Free Speech, Regulation, and Democracy in the Digital Age - An Analysis of Transatlantic Internet Policy Differences in Germany and the United States.”

Main Areas of Interest

  • Transatlantic Internet Policy
  • 20th and 21st Century German Literature and Culture
  • Digital Humanities and Media Studies
  • Theory of the Avant-gardes