Congrats to the Harvard Fellows of our Bavarian American Academy

The Bavarian American Academy and Harvard Club München e. V. are happy to award Sakina Shakil Gröppmaier and Dr. Christoffer Leber with this year's graduate research fellowships for summer/fall 2021. 


The two fellows will be awarded €4,000 each for their travel and accommodation costs and they will visit Harvard as soon as the pandemic regulations allow it. Gröppmaier and Leber will have the opportunity to research in different libraries and engage in academic exchange.


The fellowships are short time stipends and usually support the candidates for a stay up to 2 months at Harvard University.


We wish Sakina Shakil Gröppmaier and Dr. Christoffer Leber an enlightening stay and good luck for their projects.


About Sakina Shakil Gröppmaier

Sakina Shakil Gröppmaier is a research associate at LMU Munich and a doctoral student at the ERC-funded ArtsAutonomy research project. She has taught courses in North American studies at the Amerika-Institut at LMU Munich and given talks at the University of Lausanne, Gustav Stresemann Institut in Niedersachsen, the German-American Institute in Nürnberg, and elsewhere. Her research interests include public discourses, transnational studies, media studies, and contemporary and conceptual history.


She is currently working on her project The Power of Publics: Contemporary Social Movements, Popular Opinion, and the Polemics of Territoriality.



About Christoffer Leber

Dr. Christoffer Leber is postdoc at the DFG-Research Group Cooperation and Competition in the Sciences at Ludwig Maximilian University Munich (LMU). Christoffer Leber studied Modern History and German Literature at LMU where he completed his Master’s degree in 2014. In 2019, he defended his PhD thesis on the history of the German Monist movement in Imperial Germany, one of the leading freethought movements around 1900. For his dissertation he was awarded the Wilhelm-Ostwald-Nachwuchspreis 2019. His research interests include history of science in the 19th and 20th centuries, history of the Cold War, and cultural history.


Leber is currently working on his project Science Observed: The Emergence and Development of Science Studies during the Cold War.



(Photo: Sakina Shakil Gröppmaier and Dr. Christoffer Leber © Amerikahaus München)