Elisabeth Engel

Research Fellow | German Historical Institute

Elisabeth Engel joined the German Historical Institute as a research fellow in October 2014. She specializes in North American history with research interests in colonial and transnational entanglements in the Atlantic world. She received her PhD in January 2014 from the Graduate School of North American Studies at the John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin, and worked at the departments of North American history of the Universität zu Köln, Kassel and Freie Universität Berlin. Her dissertation on African American missionary work in colonial Africa (1900-1939) was awarded the Franz Steiner Prize for outstanding manuscripts in the history of transatlantic relations. In her new project, Elisabeth Engel aims to explore how notions of "risk" were constructed and inscribed into the everyday routines of revolutionary Americans as the British imperial power retreated.