Director, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies; Chair, Department of History, JFKI;
Freie Universität Berlin
Jessica Gienow-Hecht is a historian with a special interest in the role of culture in IR. She has worked on the role of Jewish emigres in the U.S. occupation of Germany, on the link between music and emotions in transatlantic relations, and on the historicisation of nation branding as a theoretical concert. Currently, she is co-editing, with Sönke Kunkel and Sebastian Jobs, a volume exploring "Visions of Humanity" while also pursuing a study of music and human rights in Europe and the Americas.