Dr. phil. Anja Werner - Researcher

Curriculum vitae

  • since 04/2014 Researcher at the Institute for History and Ethics of Medicine, Medical Faculty, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
  • 2012 – 2014 PostDoctoral research on transnational history of deafness, funded through various research fellowships in Berlin and Washington DC (USA)
  • 01/2011 – 12/2011 Consultant for international and national memory culture, Federal Foundation for the Reappraisal of the SED Dictatorship, Berlin
  • 01/2010 – 12/2010 Freelance historian and teacher as well as educator in museums and memorial sites on the history of the GDR, Leipzig
  • 08/2006 – 12/2009 Postdoctoral research associate and lecturer as well as coordinator international Alexander-von-Humboldt-in-English-Project, Vanderbilt University, USA
  • 2003 – 2006 Lecturer in American History, University of Leipzig
  • 06/2006 Ph.D. degree in US-history with a dissertation on American students in 19th century German universities, University of Leipzig
  • 07/2002 Magistra Artium in American studies and French studies, University of Leipzig
  • 10/1999 – 03/2000 Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris III), France
  • 08/1998 – 06/1999 Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS), Harvard University, USA       

Research interests

  • transatlantic transfer of knowledge since the 18th century
  • history of medicine
  • deaf studies

Further Informations

Kurzlebenslauf (PDF)
List of publications (PDF)


Institute for History and
Ethics of Medicine 

Magdeburger Str. 8
06112 Halle (Saale)

Email: anja.werner@

Phone:  +49 (0)345 557-3556
Fax:       +49 (0)345 557-3557