Christiane Reves

Instructor, German
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0202

Biography

Christiane Reves is an instructor and lower division coordinator in the German Department at the School of International Letters and Cultures.  She received her Ph.D. in Modern and Contemporary European History from the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität in Würzburg, Germany in 2005. She also holds a combined MA/BA in German, History and Pedagogy from the Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (1. Staatsexamen, 1998). Her teaching and research brought her to Germany, France, Italy, Israel and the United States. She taught German and history classes at Drew University, Madison, NY and Nyack College, Nyack, NY. Her primary research interests are migration, networks and culture transfer. Reves has published on migration and networks of Italian merchants in the 17th and 18th century (https://www.schoeningh.de/katalog/titel/978-3-506-77107-0.html). Her interest goes beyond Modern History. She also engages in research on Jewish networks and cultural transfer in the early 20th century. Reves was also actively involved in politics. From 2001-2006 she worked in public relations for a congresswoman and State Minister for Migration and Integration, Maria Boehmer, in Berlin, Germany.

 

Education

2005 Ph.D. Ruprecht-Karls-Universit�t, W�rzburg, Germany. Topic: "Vom Pomeranzeng�ngler zum Gro�h�ndler. Netzwerke und Migrationsverhalten der Brentano-Familien im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert".

1998 MA/BA (1. Staatsexamen) Johannes-Gutenberg-Universit�t, Mainz, German, History, Pedagogy

Research Interests

Migration History, Economic and Social History in the 17th and 18th Century, 19th /20th Century Middle Eastern History, Regional History, The Resistance in the Third Reich, Modern and Contemporary Italian History

Publications

 Europäischer Binnenmarkt in der Frühen Neuzeit: Netzwerke italienischer Händler zwischen Rhein, Main und Mosel. (European Single Market in Early Modern Times: Networks of Italian Merchants between Rhine, Main and Mosel Rivers) In: Völkermühle Europas: Migrationen an Rhein und Mosel. Mainzer Vorträge, Mainz 2017 (forthcoming)

Das Technion. Eine “Filiale Preussens am Carmel?” Internationale Netzwerke und deutsche Wissenschaftskultur." In: Deutsche und zentraleuropäische Juden in Palästina und Israel: Kulturtransfers, Lebenswelten, Identitäten. Anja     Siegemund (ed.). Berlin -  Neofelis Verlag 2016, pp. 100 – 117.

Europa im Blut. Die Kaufmannsfamilie Brentano im 17. und 18.        Jahrhundert. In: Bettina-von-Arnim Gesellschaft: Internationales Jahrbuch der Bettina-von Arnim-Gesellschaft: Forum für die Erforschung von Romantik und Vormärz, 26/27, Berlin: Saint-Albin-Verlag, 2016, pp 25 - 37

Vom Pomeranzenkrämer zum Großhändler? Netzwerke und Migrationsverhalten der Brentano Familien im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert (From Citrus Peddlars to Wholesale Merchants? Networks and Migration Patterns of the Brentano Families in the 17th and 18th Centuries.) Studien zur Historischen Migrationsforschung, 23, Göttingen, 2012 https://www.schoeningh.de/katalog/titel/978-3-506-77107-0.html

Italian Merchants of the Eighteenth Century in Frankfurt and Mainz. Circumstances Contributing to their Socio-Economic Ascent.” Spinning the Commercial Web. International Trade, Merchants and Commercial Cities, c. 1640-1939. Ed. Margrit Schulte Beerbühl/Jörg Vögele, Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern 2004, pp. 99-111

„Ich erzählte ihm von den sämtlichen italienischen Familien…“ Die Präsenz von Händlern vom Comer See in Frankfurt im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert. (I told him about all the Italian families … The Presence of Merchants from Lake Como in Frankfurt in the 17th and 18th Century) Archiv für Frankfurts Geschichte und Kunst 68, 2002, pp. 309-326

Von Kaufleuten, Stuckateuren und Perückenmachern. Die Präsenz von Italienern in Mainz im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert. (Merchants, Stucco Maker and Wigmaker. Italians in Mainz in the 17th and 18th Century) Bausteine zur Mainzer Stadtgeschichte. Mainzer Kolloqium 2000.  Ed. Michael Matheus/Walter G. Rödel, Stuttgart 2002, pp. 135-159

Operatori prealpini all’estero. Negozianti comaschi a Francoforte nel Settecento. Tra Identità e Integrazione. (Pre-Alpine Laborers in the East. Merchants from Lake Como in Frankfurt during the 17th Century) La Lombardia nella macroregione alpina dello sviluppo economico europeo (secoli XVII-XX). Atti del Convegno di Studio, Milano 10-11 dicembre 1999. Ed Luca Mocarelli, Milan 1999, pp. 195-209

Integrazione or separazione? Commercianti italiani a Magonza e Francoforte nel XVII secolo. (Integration or Separation? Italian Merchants in Mainz and Frankfurt in the 17th Century) Villa Vigoni, Comunicazione/Mitteilungen 3, 1999, pp. 13-18 (Italian), pp. 48-54 (German)

Niersteiner Schnitterordnung und Niersteiner Herbstordnung für die Traubenlese mit Regelung der Lese- und Fuhrlöhne, Protokollbuch des Niersteiner Rittergerichts (1654-1661).“ (The Nierstein Vineyard Ordinance and The Nierstein Harvesting Ordinance for the Grape Harvest with Directives Regarding the Harvest and Transportation Salaries): Quellen und Forschungen zur Hessischen Geschichte, 122, 1994, p. 86, pp. 90-95

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
GER 101 Elementary German
GER 202 Intermediate German
GER 310 Adv German Grammar & Comp I
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
GER 101 Elementary German
GER 310 Adv German Grammar & Comp I
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
GER 101 Elementary German
GER 102 Elementary German
GER 201 Intermediate German
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
GER 101 Elementary German
GER 102 Elementary German

Presentations

 

Other courses taught:

Culture Clash or Melting Pot?  Aspects of Immigrant and Minority Literature in Germany

20 Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall  Contemporary German Society

German Reunification  The Impact on European and International Politics

Could this Happen Again? Hitler and Nazi Germany  From Freedom to Persecution

Hitler, Nazism and the Holocaust

History of World Civilizations I (from the beginnings until 1500)

History of World Civilizations II (1500-today)

Introduction to Research Methodology in Contemporary History

Presentations:

Europ�ischer Binnenmarkt in der Fr�hen Neuzeit: Netzwerke italienischer H�ndler zwischen Rhein, Main und Mosel. Lecture Series: V�lkerm�hle Europas  Migrationen an Rein und Mosel, Institut f�r Geschichtliche Landeskunde, Mainz, Germany, February 2014

Die Brentano  eine europ�ische Familie?. Brentanotagung, Koblenz, Germany October 2013

Eine Filiale Preussens am Carmel? Die Netzwerke bei der Gr�ndung des Technions in Haifa. German-Summer.University, Ben-Gurion-University, Beer Sheva, Israel, August 2013

Italiener und Juden  Ausl�nderfeindlichkeit im vornationaler Zeit. Center for Austrian and German Studies, Ben-Gurion-University, Beer Sheva, Israel, May 2012.

Von Berlin nach Naharia  Aspekte deutsch-j�discher Migration nach Israel vor 1945. Ben-Gurion-University, German Summer University. Israel, August 2011

Die Brentanos, eine Frankfurter Familie? Aspekte der Auseinandersetzung Frankfurter Gew�rzh�ndler gegen die italienischen H�ndler im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert. Colloquium Reichsstadt Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany, July 2011

 Italian merchants in Frankfurt and Mainz. Drew University, Humanities and Culture Colloquium, September 2009

Italian Merchants of the Eighteenth Century in Frankfurt and Mainz. Circumstances contributing to their socio-economic ascent.  Conference: Spinning the Commercial Web. International Trade, Merchants and Commercial Cities, c. 1640-1939, D�sseldorf, Germany, 2002.

Von Kaufleuten, Stuckateuren und Per�ckenmachern. Die Pr�senz von Italienern in Mainz im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert. Conference: Mainzer Kolloqium, Mainz, Germany,  2000

Operatori prealpini allestero: negozianti comaschi a Francoforte nel Settecento. In: Tra Identit� e Integrazione. La Lombardia nella macroregione alpina dello sviluppo economico europeo (secoli XVII-XX). Conference, Milan December 1999

Honors/Awards

Publication grant for the dissertation: Hertie Foundation, Frankfurt am Main 2012

Full scholarship for the doctoral program: Konrad Adenauer Foundation, 1999  2002

Travel grant of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation for archival studies in Milan and Como, Italy, March  May 1999

Scholarship for study in Rome at the Deutsches Historisches Institut, Rome, Italy, July 1998

Johannes Gutenberg Grant of the City of Mainz for Masters Thesis, June 1998

Erasmus Scholarship at Francois Rabelais University, Tours, France 1994  1995 

Service

SILC Migration Cluster, founding member 

Work History

<p>Instructor, German Department, School of International Languages and Cultures, Arizona State University, Fall 2016 - today; Faculty Associate, History Department, Nyack College, Nyack, NY, Spring 2007, Fall 2007, Fall 2014, Spring 2015; Visiting Lecturer, Alliance Theological Seminary, Nyack, NY, Fall 2014, Spring 2015 Researcher, Center for Austrian and German Studies, Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel 2010  2014; Faculty Associate, History Department, Drew University, Madison, NJ, Spring 2010; Faculty Associate, German Department, Drew University, Madison, NJ, Fall 2009  Spring 2010; Research Assistant, Universit�t Mainz, Germany, 1996  1998; Tutor for Research Methods in Historiography, Universit�t Mainz, Germany, 1994  1996;</p>

Industry Positions

Principal of the German Language School of Morris County, Morristown, NJ (Pre-K through High School) 2007 – May 2010

Press and Public Relations Officer for Congresswoman Prof. Dr. Maria Böhmer, Deputy Chair of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) for Family Politics, Women and Education, Berlin, Germany 2001 – 2006

Freelance Journalist and writer for various German newspapers and think tanks, 1992 – present