About – Research Team

Research Team

Current Project Associates


Philipp Baur (University of Augsburg)

Philipp Baur is a Ph.D. student at the University of Augsburg, Germany. From 2003 until 2009, he studied History as well as English and German Language and Literature Studies. In 2005/06, he was a Foreign Language Assistant (PAD) in Norwich, England. In 2008, he studied at the University of Georgia, Athens (USA) as a DAAD scholarship holder.

He is currently working on his Ph.D. thesis on “Pop-Cultural Debates about the Nuclear Threat in the 1980s.” > more

> contact: baur@nuclearcrisis.org



Alexander Holmig (Augsburg)

Alexander Holmigstudied History, Political Sciences and Sociology at Humboldt University, Berlin. He received his M.A. in 2004.

Since 2006, he has worked as a historian and freelance/graduate researcher for “Facts & File“ Historisches Forschungsinstitut, Berlin, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Berlin and German Historical Institute (GHI), Washington, DC.

He is currently working on his Ph.D. thesis on “’Security Politics Bottom Up’ – Blockades against Intermediate Range Nuclear Missiles in Mutlangen 1983-1987.“

> contact: holmig@nuclearcrisis.org


Laura Stapane

Laura Stapane studied History of Art and Media Studies, History and Political Science at the University of Oldenburg. After finishing her MA thesis about family portraits as a reflection of the bourgeois culture in the late nineteenth century (“The Wilhelmine Bourgeoisie as Depicted in Art: An Analysis of its Self-Presentation in Family Portraits”), she worked at the KHI (Kunsthistorisches Institut) in Florence (Italy) and German Historical Institute (GHI) in Washington, DC.

She worked for the Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) at the University of Heidelberg as a research fellow and project coordinator, where she was responsible for the coordination of “The Civil Rights Struggle, African-American GIs, and Germany” (www.aacvr-germany.org) as well as for “The Nuclear Crisis” (www.nuclearcrisis.org) project.

> contact: stapane@nuclearcrisis.org



For a list of past research associates, please see here.