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Juliane Hornung

DAAD Postdoctoral Fellow 


Dr. Juliane Hornung is a DAAD Postdoctoral Fellow at Johns Hopkins SAIS, a position supported by the DAAD and the German Federal Foreign Office, and an Associate Professor at the History Department of the University of Cologne. She specializes in media history and the history of political violence in the nineteenth and twentieth century from a global perspective. Her current research project investigates transnational kidnappings as multi-faceted diplomatic instruments to challenge or consolidate the international status quo by forcing various state and non-state actors into an exchange.
Juliane Hornung studied Modern History at the University of Munich and the University of Edinburgh before receiving her PhD from the University of Munich in 2019. Her doctoral dissertation on New York High Society in the Age of Mass Media (“Um die Welt mit den Thaws. Eine Mediengeschichte der New Yorker High Society in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts,” Wallstein 2020) was funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation and the German Historical Institutes in Washington D.C. and London. The book was awarded the Rolf Kentner Dissertation Prize for outstanding work in the field of American Studies.