Claudia Kinkela

Senior Program Officer

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Claudia Kinkela is a Senior Program Officer in the Division of Research, where she has served as the team lead for the NEH Fellowships Program for over a decade. She received her PhD in political science from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, in 1998. Her dissertation, tracing the efforts of intellectual renewal in post-World War II Germany, was published as Dolf Sternberger's Concept of Citizenship and Contemporary German Political Thought (Koenigshausen & Neumann, 2001 (in German)). Her research interests include political theory, European history, and the history of philosophy. Before coming to the Endowment, Claudia taught at the University of Cologne, Germany, and at Duke University, Georgetown University, and American University.