Anna Duensing

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Anna Duensing is a third year PhD student in History and African American Studies. Situated within twentieth century cultural and social history, her research explores the long civil rights movement through conflicts and exchange between the United States and Germany. With this transnational perspective, she examines questions of citizenship, race, and nation through the experiences of refugees and exiles, occupation forces and POWs, activists, students, and radicals. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in History and Cultural Studies from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University.
With an avid commitment to public humanities, Anna has worked in various capacities at a number of museums and institutions, including the National September 11 Museum, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the German-American Institute in Heidelberg, Germany, and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, where she is currently a Senior Educator.

Anna was raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Charlottesville, Virginia.