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Visiting Scholars

Dorothee Elmiger

CES Visiting Scholar, Fall 2023

Dorothee Elmiger was born in 1985 in Switzerland. She is the author of Out of the Sugar Factory, Shift Sleepers and Invitation to the Bold of Heart. Elmiger has been awarded numerous prizes, including the Aspekte Literature Prize for the best debut novel written in German, the 2021 Schillerpreis, and most recently the 2022 Nicolas Born Prize. Out of the Sugar Factory was shortlisted for both the German and the Swiss Book Award. Elmiger is an editor at Volte Books. She lives in New York City. CES is welcoming her to the University of Michigan in Fall 2023 in partnership with the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures.

Timothy Nunan

WCEE Visiting Scholar, Fall 2023

Timothy Nunan is Professor for Transregional Cultures of Knowledge in the Department for Interdisciplinary and Multiscalar Area Studies at the University of Regensburg. Prior to holding this position, he was Acting Chair in the Department of Global History at the Free University of Berlin. There, he also led a Volkswagen Foundation Freigeist Research Group devoted to the history of Islamism during the Cold War. His research focuses on international history, Russian and Soviet history, and the history of the modern Middle East. His first book, Humanitarian Invasion: Global Development in Cold War Afghanistan, examined the history of international development in Afghanistan during the Cold War, looking in particular at the role of the Soviet Union and Western humanitarian NGOs. His current book project explores Islamist internationalism from the 1950s to the 1980s. Prior to his positions in Germany, Dr. Nunan was a Harvard Academy Scholar and received his D.Phil. in History from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

Maxie Schreiber

CES Visiting Scholar, Fall 2023

Maxie Schreiber is an architectural historian and author. After receiving her Ph.D. from the Freie Universität Berlin in 2016, she was Lecturer at the Department of Art and Architectural History at the Faculty of Architecture at the Technische Universität Darmstadt and the Freie Universität Berlin. Dr. Schreiber’s first book, Ancient Egyptian Architecture and its Reception in Modernity. Architecture in Germany 1900–1933, was published by Gebr. Mann in 2018. Her fields of research include the reception of Ancient Egyptian architecture; the historiography of German modern architecture; and public library architecture. Schreiber is currently finishing her second book about public libraries in Germany and the United States since the 1880s. She is particularly interested in how German public libraries emulate their American counterparts.