Britta Waldschmidt-NelsonBritta Waldschmidt-Nelson (born 9 April 1965 in Dortmund) is the Professor of Transatlantic History and Culture at the University of Augsburg, Germany, and has been since October 2016. Prior to this, Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson was Deputy Director at the German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C., where her research interests included African American Studies, Transatlantic Relations, and Gender and American Religious History (2011-2016). Born on 9 April 1965, Waldschmidt-Nelson received her PhD summa cum laude from the University of Munich in American History and Culture in 1997, and worked there as a lecturer, Assistant Professor, and Associate Professor in the same field, before becoming a Professor of American History and Culture at in 2013.
Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson has published widely about American History, often exploring links between twentieth century history in the United States and Germany. Her inaugural lecture at the University of Augsburg addressed the topic "From swastikas to Jim Crow" (“Vom Hakenkreuz zu Jim Crow”). Provided by Wikipedia
Dreams and nightmares : Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and the struggle for Black equality in America /
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