Levke Harders

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow

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


Biographical Summary

Levke Harders is Assistant Professor of Modern History and Gender History at Bielefeld University. She is currently working on a book entitled "Narratives of Foreignness and Belonging: Migration as a Discursive Process in Western European Border Regions (1815–1871)," funded by the German Research Foundation. From 2010 to 2013, she held the post of executive manager of the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology. Levke Harders studied German Literature, History, and Gender Studies. In 2011, she received a PhD for her dissertation on the history of American Studies. She has also published on the theory of biography and on gender history. Levke Harders blogs about her migration project and her other fields of research in her weblog Migration and Belonging. For more information see: wwwhomes.uni-bielefeld.de/lharders (in German).

Main Areas of Interest

  • Migration History
  • Gender History, Intersectionality
  • Digital History and Pedagogy
  • Biography
  • Theories and Methods of History
  • Modern European and US-American History