People

Juliane Scholz

Research Scholar (Feb 2018-Jan 2022)

PhD

Juliane Scholz received her magister degree in cultural sciences, communication and media studies and psychology from the University of Leipzig in 2009 and her doctoral degree with a thesis on the history of screenwriters in Germany and the USA in 2014. She then continued as a lecturer and senior researcher at the institute for cultural sciences of the University of Leipzig.

Her research focuses on German, East-Central European and US-American social and cultural history of the 20th century, especially from a comparative viewpoint. She specializes in the professionalization of creative and scientific occupations as well as exile and migration of filmmakers and intellectuals.

In the GMPG Research Program she investigates the social history of the Max Planck Society as well as the MPG’s relationship to society, economy and politics. Her project underlines the emergence of professional scientific occupations in specific organizational patterns. It focuses on the social stratum, personnel structures and public relations strategies of the Max Planck Society since 1946/48.

Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities

“Die Paul Kohner Agency als Zentrum für exilierte Filmschaffende in Hollywood. Netzwerke, Akteure und Strategien”

Conference “Exil: Zur Marginalität und Zentralität,” Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Exilforschung, Aberystwyth University, Wales.

“Queer Identities in Socialist Health Films and Sexual Education Books: Eine andere Liebe”

German Studies Association Conference, San Diego, USA

“German Filmmakers as Transnational Actors in the US-Film Industry until 1930”

5th European Congress on World and Global History (ENUIGH), Corvinus University, Budapest