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Contact Details

Room: MB767
Phone:  0121 204 3771
Email: S.Manz@aston.ac.uk 
Fax: 0121 204 3788
Consultation hours:
Tuesday 11.00-13.00;
Wednesday 11.00-13.00



I hold an MA (I. Staatsexamen) in History, German and Pedagogics from Freiburg University and a PhD from Durham University. Research and teaching interests include migration studies, German and global history, and First World War studies. My monograph on German diasporic nationalism during the nineteenth century was named a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title. A co-authored monograph with Oxford University Press (2020) is entitled ‘Enemies in the Empire. Civilian Internment in the British Empire during the First World War’. Related public engagement activities were funded by an AHRC impact grant. I am also Principal Investigator on a forthcoming AHRC project entitled 'South Africa in World War I: Digital and Virtual Experiences’; and Co-Investigator on the DAAD-funded project 'Promoting German Pop Music Studies in the UK'. I am a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a visiting Research Associate at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, a member of the AHRC Peer Review College, and an executive committee member of the Association for German Studies (AGS).


Teaching Activity

  • LG3120 Global Germany
  • LQ2001 Case Studies in Global History
  • LU3001 Representations of Minorities
  • LG2026 German Politics and Society


  • I. Staatsexamen, Freiburg University: History, German, Pedagogics 
  • PhD Durham, German Department
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

External positions

Research Associate

1 Dec 2019 → …

Executive Committee

1 Jun 20175 Dec 2020

Peer Review College

1 Jan 201731 Dec 2020


31 Jan 2010 → …


1 Jan 2004 → …


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