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Barbara Picht: Curriculum Vitae

Academic positions:

since 2017 Research associate at the Leibniz-Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Berlin
2010-2011 Visiting professorship for the Chair in Modern Cultural History at European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder)
2009-2017 Research associate at the Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences at European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder)

Teaching and research fellowships:

2009 Ernst Cassirer Chair at the University of Hamburg
2001 Research grant of the German Historical Institute in Washington DC


2020 Habilitation (Neuere und Neueste Geschichte) at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder)

PhD thesis:

Nov. 2006 Doctorate at the Department of Historical and Cultural Sciences of the Free University Berlin. PhD title: „A forced way out. Hermann Broch, Erwin Panofsky and Ernst Kantorowicz in their Princeton exile“
1997-2006 Doctoral studies at Free University Berlin and head of the „Literaturhandlung“, a bookshop in Berlin specializing on Jewish studies and literature (until 2008)


1990-1996 Studies of philosophy and history at the University of Stuttgart (until 1991) and at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. Master’s thesis on „The ethical theory of Hans Jonas“