Anne Schenderlein is a research fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC. She previously taught at the University of California, San Diego where she received her PhD in Modern European History in 2014. She is currently working on two major projects. The first is a book manuscript examining the history of German Jewish refugees in the United States and relationships to Germany from 1938 to 1988. Besides exploring how Germany (both directly and as an idea) affected the ways in which the refugees constructed their individual and communal lives, it also argues that conversely, the refugees in the U.S. played a significant role for West German identity construction. Her second and newest project is a cultural history of boycott in the 20th century.