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Dr Jenny Pleinen

Jenny Pleinen joined the GHIL in May 2019. Her current research project concerns the political economy of government redistribution in Britain since the middle of the 19th century. She received a Ph.D. in History (University of Trier) for her study of Western European migration regimes after World War II.

Email: j.pleinen(ghi)ghil.ac.uk

Research and Teaching Interests

Political and social history in general (mostly Western Europe and the US), in particular political economy, fiscal sociology, governance, elite recruitment, elections and party politics, social inequality, poverty, welfare states, migration, and (post-)colonial history.

Academic Appointments
05/2019-present Research Fellow, German Historical Institute London
09/2018-present Visiting Scholar, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
10/2013-04/2019 Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Augsburg
10/2012-10/2013 Postdoctoral Researcher, Project “Gute Arbeit nach dem Boom” [“Good Labour after the Economic Boom”], funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
04/2011-10/2012 Postdoctoral Researcher, Sonderforschungsbereich “Armut und Fremdheit” [Collaborative Research Center “Poverty and Foreignness”], funded by the German Research Community (DFG)
01/2006-04/2011 Postgraduate Researcher, Sonderforschungsbereich “Armut und Fremdheit” [Collaborative Research Center “Poverty and Foreignness”], funded by the German Research Community (DFG)
Education
2011     Dr. phil. in History, University of Trier
Advisors: Prof. Dr. Lutz Raphael, Prof. Dr. Hans Günter Hockerts
2005 M.A. in History, Political Science and Modern German Literature, University of Trier
Awards, Scholarships and Grants
2016 Scholarship to promote international research in the humanities, University of Augsburg
2016 Conference grant by the Fritz-Thyssen-Foundation
2015 Scholarship to promote international research in the humanities, University of Augsburg
2014 Scholarship to promote international research in the humanities, University of Augsburg
2012 Award for the PhD-Thesis, University of Trier
2012 Publication Grants by the German Research Community, the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation and the Johanna Buch Memorial Foundation
2011 Conference grant by the German Research Community
2007 Conference grant by the German Research Community
2003-2005 Undergraduate scholarship by the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation

Teaching Experience

25 seminar classes and 3 lectures

Memberships

German Association of Historians
German Association for the Study of British History and Politics

Publications

Monographs and Edited Books

  • Die Migrationsregime Belgiens und der Bundesrepublik seit dem Zweiten Weltkrieg [The Migration Regimes of Belgium and West Germany since World War II], (Reihe Moderne Zeit, Band 24), Göttingen 2012.
  • Together with Clelia Caruso and Lutz Raphael (ed.): Postwar Mediterranean Migration to Western Europe. Legal and Political Frameworks, Social Mobility and Memory, Frankfurt a.M. 2008.

Selected Articles

  • Zwischen Zentralisierung und bürokratischem Widerstand. Lokale Behörden in den Migrationsregimen Belgiens und der Bundesrepublik seit 1945 [Between Centralization and Bureaucratic Resistance. Local Administrations within the Migration Regimes of Belgium and West Germany since 1945], in: Jochen Oltmer (ed.): Migrationsregime vor Ort und lokales Aushandeln von Migration, Wiesbaden 2018, p. 293-315.
  • Ein Europa von Sonderfällen? Überlegungen zu einer Migrationsgeschichte der Bundesrepublik in europäischer Perspektive [A Europe made of Exceptions? Some Thoughts Concerning a Migration History of West Germany in European Perspective], in: Sonja Levsen; Cornelius Torp (ed.): Wo liegt die Bundesrepublik? Überlegungen zum historischen Ort der Bundesrepublik in der europäischen Zeitgeschichte, Göttingen 2016, p. 255–273.
  • Article “Klasse” [“Class”] Version 1.0, in: Docupedia-Zeitgeschichte, 10.03.2015, published on
    https://docupedia.de/zg/Klasse
    .
  • “Health Inequalities” und Gesundheitspolitik im Großbritannien der “Ära Thatcher” [“Health Inequalities” and Health Policies in Thatcher’s Britain], in: Archiv für Sozialgeschichte, 54 (2014), p. 245–265.
  • Demokratie, Nationalstaat und europäische Einigung. Die politische und rechtliche Stellung von Fremden im Zeitalter der Extreme [Democracy, Nation State and European Integration. The Political and Legal Situation of Aliens in the Age of Extremes], in: Altay Coskun; Lutz Raphael (ed.): Fremd und rechtlos? Zugehörigkeitsrechte von Fremden von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. Ein Handbuch, Köln [u.a.] 2014, p. 331–358.
  • Together with Lutz Raphael: Die Zeithistoriker in den Archiven der Sozialwissenschaften [Contemporary Historians in the Archives of Social Sciences], in: Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte, 2 (2014), p. 173–196.