Gienow-Hecht, Jessica (1964 -)
Jessica Gienow-Hecht is a Professor of Modern History/International History at the University of Cologne. She has also been a Heisenberg fellow of the Deustche Forschungsgemeinschaft at the Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt am Main, a John F. Kennedy Fellow at the Center for European Studies and a Visiting Fellow at the Charles Warren Center for American History, both at Harvard University. Most of her teaching and research has focused on the history of Europe, North America and the Atlantic Region. More recently, she has expanded her interests to Asia, largely concentrating on the Middle East Conflict and Japanese foreign relations. Dr. Gienow-Hecht is particularly interested in the interplay between theatricality, culture and politics in international relations. Her recent publications include Decentering America (2007), Sound Diplomacy. Music and Emotions in German- American Relations, 1850-1920 (2009), and Emotions in American History: An International Assessment (2010). Dr. Gienow-Hecht is also the co-editor of Searching for a Cultural Diplomacy (2010) along with Mark Donfried, and is currently writing a book on the history of nation branding since 1600.