Before coming to Michigan, Kristina received her B.A. in North American Studies with a focus on culture and sociology from FU Berlin’s John F. Kennedy Institute in 2017. Broadly speaking, Kristina’s work explores the intersectionality of race, gender, class and sexuality in contemporary American media culture.
Before starting at U-M, Pavel earned his M.A. from the Center for Research on Antisemitism at the Technische Universität Berlin and his B.A. in social work and social pedagogy from the Hochschule Düsseldorf. Among the main areas of his research interests are antisemitism and antigypsyism in European soccer fan cultures.
Veronica is broadly interested in migrant and minority discourses, particularly in how digital media and film are utilized to curate and exhibit refugee experiences in contemporary German culture. Veronica received her B.A. from Dartmouth College in 2017 with High Honors in German Cultural Studies.