Maximilian Pott

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Maximilian was born in Cologne and earned his bachelor’s degree in International Relations and History at the University of Erfurt. Before starting his MA in American Studies at the University of Leipzig in 2022, he spent a semester abroad at Sciences Po Lille and gathered research experience as a Junior Scholar at the History and Public Policy Program of the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. Maximilian is passionate about North American history, with research interests revolving around cultural, gender, and transatlantic history as well as body politics and memory studies. He hopes to further advance these interests in his upcoming Fulbright semester at UC Berkeley. When he's not at university, he tries to keep his houseplants alive and loves to cook.