Dr. Nina Mackert

Dr. Nina Mackert

Research Fellow

Vgl. Kultur- /Gesellschaftsgeschichte d. modernen Europas (18.-21.Jhd)
Villa Tillmanns
Wächterstraße 30, Room 107
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37186

Abstract

Nina Mackert is a historian and working as a research fellow in the interdisciplinary project "Leipzig Lab - Global Health". Her research is located in the fields of North American and transatlantic cultural history and history of knowledge, in the history of bodies, eating, and health, in critical ability studies, and the new history of capitalism. She is currently finishing her second book, a transatlantic history of the calorie.


Between 2012 and 2019, she was Assistant Professor of North American history at the University of Erfurt, where she received her PhD in 2012.

Her work has been supported by the VolkswagenStiftung, the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C., the Organization of American Historians, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation as well as the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation.

She is a member of the editorial board of the journal "Body Politics" and co-founder as well as -editor of the academic blog "Food, Fatness, Fitness—Critical Perspectives."

Professional career

  • since 09/2019
    Research Fellow, University of Leipzig, in the Leipzig Lab “Global Health” at the Chair of Comparative Cultural and Social History of Modern Europe
  • 10/2015 - 08/2019
    Assistant Professor, Erfurt University, in the joint research project “Nutrition, Health, and Modern Society: Germany and the US”
  • 10/2012 - 09/2015
    Assistant Professor, Erfurt University, in the research project “The Eating Self: A Political History of the Unites States from the 19th to the 21st Century”
  • 04/2011 - 08/2011
    Research Assistant, Erfurt University, in the research project: „Traces of Mind Control in Cold War Culture”
  • 10/2009 - 03/2010
    Instructor/Lecturer at the University of Hamburg, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
  • 10/2007 - 03/2008
    Instructor/Lecturer at the University of Hamburg, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

Education

  • since 10/2014
    Second Book Project: “The Career of the Calorie. A History of Eating and Measuring in the USA, 1860s to 1930s”
  • 04/2013 - 01/2016
    Didactic Training: Certificate for University Didactics of the HIT Thüringen
  • 01/2008 - 11/2012
    PhD in History (summa cum laude), Erfurt University
  • 10/2001 - 03/2007
    MA in History, Gender and Queer Studies, and Political Science, University of Hamburg (with honors)

Research Interests include North American and Transatlantic Cultural History, Critical Ability Studies, History of Food, Nutrition, and Health, New History of Capitalism, History of Family and Youth, Historical Theory.

  • Arbeitsgruppe „Global Health“ im Leipzig Lab
    Möhring, Maren
    Duration: 10/2019 - 09/2024
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Vgl. Kultur- /Gesellschaftsgeschichte d. modernen Europas (18.-21.Jhd); Soziologie mit Schwerpunkt Transregionalisierungsprozesse
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  • DFG Scientific Network "Fat Studies"
    Schorb, Friedrich
    Duration: 09/2018 - ongoing
    Funded by: DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Vgl. Kultur- /Gesellschaftsgeschichte d. modernen Europas (18.-21.Jhd)
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  • Pandemic Space: Understanding Quarantine and Responsibilization in Times of Corona
    Möhring, Maren
    Duration: 04/2022 - 03/2025
    Funded by: DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Vgl. Kultur- /Gesellschaftsgeschichte d. modernen Europas (18.-21.Jhd); Soziologie mit Schwerpunkt Transregionalisierungsprozesse
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more projects

  • Mackert, N.
    „Making Food Matter: ‘Scientific Eating’ and the Struggle for Healthy Selves“
    In: Martschukat, J.; Simon, B. (Eds.)
    Food, Power, and Agency. New York: Bloomsbury. 2017. pp. 105-128
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  • Möhring, M.; Mackert, N.
    Prävention, ability und Verantwortung in Zeiten von Corona
    Geschichte und Gesellschaft . 2020. 46 (3). pp. 443-455
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  • Mackert, N.
    Work, Burn, Eat. Abilities of Calorimetric Bodies in the US, 1890–1930
    Rethinking History. 2019. 23 (2). pp. 189-209
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  • Mackert, N.; Schorb, F. (Eds.)
    Public Health and Healthism
    Fat Studies Journal. 2022. 11 (1)
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  • Mackert, N.; Martschukat, J. (Eds.)
    „Critical Ability History”
    Rethinking History . 2019. 23 (2)
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more publications

  • (IPS): Konflikte

    BA-Class, 2018/2019, University of Erfurt

  • Famine, Fat, Frozen Food. Food and Diet in the 19th and 20th Century

    BA-Class, 2018, University of Erfurt

  • Messen zwischen Labor und Bevölkerung. Zur Wissensgeschichte des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts

    BA-Class (with Felix Krämer), 2016, University of Erfurt

  • Schlüsseltexte und -konzepte der Nordamerikanischen Geschichte: Class

    BA-Class (with Felix Krämer), 2016, University of Erfurt

  • Schlüsseltexte und -konzepte der Nordamerikanischen Geschichte: Sex und Gender

    BA-Class, 2015/2016, University of Erfurt

  • Webbasiertes historisches Forschen zur Geschichte der Jugend in den USA des 20. Jahrhunderts

    BA-Class, 2014/2015, University of Erfurt

  • (IPS): Revolte und Revolution

    BA-Class, 2013/2014, University of Erfurt

  • Cooking, Carbs, and Chewing Parties. Essen und Gesellschaft in den USA, 1850-1930

    MA-Class, 2013/2014, University of Erfurt

  • Gender Trouble. Von der Frauengeschichte zur Queer Theory

    BA-Class, 2013, University of Erfurt

  • Queer Theory und Intersektionalität

    BA-Class (with Kathrin Ganz and Do Gerbig), 2009/2010, University of Hamburg

  • Felder der Genderforschung und Queer Studies, Zwischen politischer Intervention und theoretischer Reflexion

    BA-Class (with Felix Krämer), 2007/2008, University of Hamburg