Michelle Lynn Kahn



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Michelle Lynn Kahn

Stanford University

Department of History

450 Serra Mall

Building 200, Office 113

Stanford, CA 94305-2024

mlkahn@stanford.edu +49 (0) 176 5781 6592


EDUCATION
2018 Ph.D. Stanford University, Modern European History (ABD)

Ph.D. Minor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Dissertation: “Almancı: The Transnational History of Turkish-German Migrants”

Exams: Europe since 1789, Germany, Ottoman Empire/Turkey, Gender/Sexuality

2015 M.A. Stanford University, History

2012 B.A. Claremont McKenna College, History and Government

2014 Ankara University TÖMER Intensive Turkish Language Program, Intermediate

2012 University of New Mexico German Summer School, C2



2011 IES Abroad Vienna, European Society and Culture Program

FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS
2015–2016 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation German Chancellor Fellowship
2015–2016 Fulbright U.S. Student Program Research Grant (declined)
2015–2016 Free University Berlin Graduate Student Exchange Fellowship (declined)
2015 The Europe Center at Stanford University, Graduate Student Grant
2014 The Europe Center at Stanford University, Graduate Student Grant
2014 Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, Graduate Student Grant
2013 U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship for Turkish (declined)
2012–2017 Stanford University History Department Fellowship
2012–2017 The Beinecke Scholarship
2012 Phi Beta Kappa of California Graduate Scholarship
2011 Center for Human Rights Leadership Fellowship, Claremont McKenna College
2010 Center for Human Rights Leadership Fellowship, Claremont McKenna College
2010 Mabel Wilson Richards Scholarship
2008 National Merit Scholarship

HONORS AND AWARDS
2016 Distinguished Departmental Scholar, Stanford University
2016 Stanford University Centennial Teaching Assistant Award (nominated)
2015–2018 Guest Scholar, University of Cologne Historical Institute
2014 Best Presentation, Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Conference
2012 Best Senior Thesis in History, Claremont McKenna College
2012 Best Student in History Department, Claremont McKenna College

PUBLICATIONS
Michelle Lynn Kahn, “The Cologne Sexual Assaults in Historical Perspective,” Notches: (Re)marks on the History of Sexuality, 19 January 2016, http://www.notchesblog.com/2016/01/19/the-cologne-sexual-assaults-in-historical-perspective/
Michelle Kahn, “Roe v. Wade at 40: Part II of An International Roundtable, Germany,” The Hairpin, 19 December 2013, www.thehairpin.com/2013/12/roe-v-wade-at-40-part-ii-of-an-international-roundtable/

PRESENTATIONS
2016 “Kicking Out the Turks? Turkish Remigrants Between Ankara and Bonn in the 1980s,” Europe and its Others: Historical Perspectives, Middle East Studies Association (MESA), Boston, MA, Nov. 17–20.
2016 “Almancilar: The Historical Construction of the Turkish-German Transmigrant,” Transidentities: Immigrants and Refugees, Berlin Program Summer Workshop: “Becoming TransGerman: Transnational, Transdisciplinary, Transgender, Transhuman,” Freie Universität Berlin, Jun. 23–25.
2015 “Postwar Social Movements: Feminism and Migration,” guest lecture for course “Germany and the World Wars,” Stanford University, Mar. 10.
2014 “Mothers of the Turks: Feminists, Foreigners, and Everyday Integration in a Globalizing West Germany,” Postwar European Identities, Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference, Chicago, IL, Nov. 14.
2014 “Mothers of the Turks: Feminists, Foreigners, and Everyday Integration in a Globalizing West Germany,” Stanford University European History and Gender Studies Workshops, May 22 and 25.
2013 “Guilt by Association? The Eugenic Appropriation of Heilpädagogik,” with Edith Sheffer, New Spatial Understandings of the Holocaust, German Studies Association (GSA), Denver, CO, Oct. 3–6.
2012 „Kolonialer Genozid im lebenden Gedächtnis. Ein Spaziergang durch Münchens Kolonialviertel,“ Geschichte in der Gegenwart, University of New Mexico

German Summer School, Jul. 8.


2012 Moderator, Friedericke von Schwerin-High, „Retrospektive Prophetie in Anna Seghers Ausflug der toten Mädchen,“ University of New Mexico German Summer School, Jul. 1.
2010 “Tag-Team Tutoring: Maximizing Two Consultants in Single Consultee Situations,” with Max Sterling, Southern California Writing Center Association, Mar. 30.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
2013 Research Assistant for Professor Edith Sheffer, “Forming Selves: The Creation of

Child Psychiatry from Red Vienna to the Third Reich,” Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA), Stanford University. Presented findings at German Studies Association Conference, Oct. 3–6 2013.


2010–2012 Research Assistant for Professor Jonathan Petropoulous, Artists Under Hitler: Collaboration and Survival in Nazi Germany (Yale UP, 2014), Claremont McKenna College.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2017 Instructor, “Sex, Race, and Nazism in Twentieth-Century Germany,” Stanford

University, Spring


2015 Graduate Student Instructor, “Germany and the World Wars,” Stanford University, Professor Edith Sheffer, Spring
2014 Graduate Student Instructor, “Blood and Roses: The Age of the Tudors,” Stanford University, Professor David Como, Spring
2013 Graduate Student Instructor, “Global Human Geography: Europe and the

Americas,” Stanford University, Lecturer Martin Lewis, Autumn


2011 English-Language Teaching Assistant, Bundesrealgymnasium Glasergasse, Vienna, Austria, Spring

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2011 Outreach and Press Intern, International Society for Human Rights, Frankfurt, Germany. Wrote and translated press releases between German, English, and Spanish. Interpreted for former Cuban political prisoner at Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum. Researched and wrote 10-page report on anti- Semitism in Iran. Compiled networking spreadsheet for U.S. academic contacts.
2010–2011 Editor-in-Chief, The Claremont Port Side Newsmagazine, Claremont Colleges.

Recruited and led 30-person staff of award-winning monthly political analysis newsmagazine and daily website emphasizing campus, national, and international stories. Managed budget, interfaced with fundraising sources and printers. Won award for Best Publication at Campus Progress Journalism Conference, 2012.


2010 Academic Publications Intern, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Center for

Advanced Holocaust Studies, Washington D.C. Assisted in production and proofreading of Journal of Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Updated 2004 version of 1,000-page guide to museum’s 60,000+ pages of archival material for print and online use.


2009–2012 Writing Consulant, Center for Writing and Public Discourse, Claremont

McKenna College. Counseled fellow students in idea development, organizational structure, argumentation, and analytical skills with aim toward long-term improvement.


2009 U.S. Senate Intern, Office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, Los Angeles, CA. Supported constituents through phones, letters, emails, and personal meetings. Researched and wrote internal memoranda on California budget crisis, gay rights movement, and other issues. Updated, edited, and translated the Senator’s online biography into Spanish.

SERVICE TO THE DEPARTMENT
2015 Graduate Student Representative, Modern Europe Graduate Admissions

Committee, Stanford University Department of History


2013–2014 Co-Founder and Organizer, Stanford University Modern German History Workshop
2010–2012 Student Liaison, Claremont McKenna College Department of History
2012 Search Committee Student Chair, John K. Roth Chair in Holocaust History,

Claremont McKenna College


2010 Search Committee Student Member, Assistant Professor of Postwar American

History, Claremont McKenna College


2010 Search Committee Student Member, Assistant Professor of Early American History, Claremont McKenna College

LANGUAGES
English native speaker
German advanced C2 (reading/conversational)—two years of college-level, study abroad

in Vienna (2011), UNM German Summer School Intensive Program (2013)


Turkish intermediate (reading/conversational)—two years of college-level, month-long

language program with host stay through Ankara University TÖMER (2014)


French intermediate (reading)
Spanish intermediate (reading/conversational)
Hebrew intermediate (reading/conversational)



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