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Michelle Kahn

Michelle Kahn

Michelle Lynn Kahn is a Ph.D. Candidate in Modern European History at Stanford University. Her dissertation explores the political, social, and cultural history of Turkish-German migrant families' transnational connections to their homeland since the 1960s. Her research and teaching interests include: the histories of Germany, Turkey, and Europe; the history of gender and sexuality; critical race history; migration and postcolonial history; transnational history; the history of everyday life; and the history of Islam in Europe. In Spring 2017, Kahn taught her self-designed undergraduate seminar course "Sex, Race, and Nazism in 20th-Century Germany," which is cross-listed with the programs in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (FGSS) and Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CSRE). Kahn was a 2015-2016 German Chancellor Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and is currently completing her dissertation in Cologne, Germany. She is a Guest Scholar at the University of Cologne Historical Institute and works out of her office at her primary archive, DOMiD e.V. - Documentation Centre and Museum for Migration to Germany, where she also contributes voluntarily as a Research Associate.