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is a historian and Assistant Professor in History and International Studies at Leiden University, The Netherlands. He received his BA in History and Politics & Society from the University of Bonn and an MSt in Modern British and European History from the University of Oxford. In 2015, he completed a PhD in History at the University of Edinburgh, where he was a Principal’s Career Development Scholar. He is currently turning his thesis entitled Strategies of Rule: Cooperation and Conflict in the British Zone of Germany, 1945-1949 into a book and has written several forthcoming journal articles on mid-20th century western European history. A former visiting scholar at Oxford and Cologne, he is currently engaged in a new research project on conceptions of democratic citizenship in western European cities during the post-war period.