Imke Hansen is a lecturer in East European History and a doctoral candidate in History at Hamburg University, Germany. She specializes in Belarusian, Polish, and East European Jewish History; the theory of Identity and Nationalism; and Oral History. Her current research focus is on Catholic-Polish – Jewish conflicts around memory and its manifestation in Auschwitz. She conducts interviews for international oral history projects on the Holocaust and leads study groups at the Auschwitz Museum on the past and present of Auschwitz. She received her M.A. in Political Science at Hamburg University in 2004, and was an assistant professor of Political Science at Belarusian State University in Minsk from 2004 to 2005.