Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin


Dr. Carolyn Taratko

Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam
Am Neuen Markt 1
14467 Potsdam

Office: Am Neuen Markt 1, room 1.01
phone: 0331/28991-78

E-Mail: carolyn.taratko [at]


since 2023

Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Leibniz Center for Contemporary History Potsdam


Postdoctoral Research Associate at Chair for Global History, University of Erfurt


Max Kade Postdoctoral Fellow, Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, Free University Berlin


PhD in History, Vanderbilt University (USA)


Visiting Fellow, Leibniz Institute for European History Mainz


Visiting Predoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin




Selected Publications:

“Autarky from the Ground Up: Settlement Science and Agricultural Independence in Weimar Germany” American Historical Review Forum, “A World of Contradictions: Globalization and Deglobalization in Interwar Europe,” edited by Tara Zahra and Peter Becker (June 2023):841–862.

“Balancing the Books: Valuing Household Work in Weimar Germany,” Special Issue “Food & Sovereignty” in Gender & History 34 (Oct. 2022): 752–770. Open Access.

with Amalia Ribi Forclaz, “Experimenting with Scientific Management: New Approaches to Agricultural Labour in the Twentieth Century,” in Living with the Land: Rural and Agricultural Actors in Twentieth-Century Europe- A Handbook, eds. Liesbeth van de Grift, Dietmar Müller, Corinna Unger (Berlin: DeGruyter, 2022), 205–225.

“Dominik Richert,” in 1914–1918 online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War, ed. by Ute Daniel, Peter Gatrelle, Oliver Janz, Heather Jones, Jennifer Keene, Alan Kramer, and Bill Nasson, issued by Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin 2018-08-18. doi: 10.15463/ie1418.666.