Department of History

Jan Musekamp

Jan Musekamp joins us in Fall 2018 as DAAD Associate Professor. He is a cultural historian of Germany and Eastern Europe, specializing in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He will offer courses on German and European entangled history, transnational history, migration history and more.

Dr. Musekamp is currently preparing his second book for publication (From Paris to St. Petersburg and from Kovno to New York. A Cultural History of Transnational Mobility in East Central Europe). The manuscript analyzes the impact of the railroad on the development of international networks in the nineteenth century. Professor Musekamp examines the role that infrastructure plays in the development of social networks and economic systems, with a special focus on East Central Europe. His new research project deals with the history of Volhynia’s German speakers as a transnational history of migration and integration.

From 2007 to 2018, Dr. Musekamp taught history at European University Viadrina at Frankfurt (Oder). He held a postdoc fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis and served as Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He has studied abroad in Toruń, Poland and Brno, Czech Republic and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Germany, Poland, and the United States.