Merle Ingenfeld

Visiting Doctoral Fellow
German Historical Institute
1607 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington DC 20009
Phone +1.202.387.3355

Biographical Summary

Merle Ingenfeld is a PhD candidate in history at the University of Cologne (Germany), where she is a fellow in the EUmanities program of the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities. After completing her undergraduate studies in History and Media Studies at the University of Bonn and St Andrews (2013), she went on to pursue an M.A. in interdisciplinary North American Studies. She finished this degree, which was collaboratively taught at the Universities of Bonn and Cologne, in 2016 with a thesis on the impact of the mid-century Momism critique on the depiction of mothers and mother-son relationships in publications of the US-American Homophile Movement. Merle has previously been an intern at the GHI (2014), as well as an assistant at the Max Weber Foundation’s main office in Bonn (2013-2018). 

Main Areas of Interest

  • History of Gender and Sexuality
  • History of Knowledge
  • History of Migration
  • Public History