Elena Müller

Elena Mueller
Researcher

Elena Müller is a graduate student in modern History at the University of Tübingen. She studied for her BA in History, Politics and Hebrew at Freie Universität Berlin and University College London, graduating in 2013. In 2015 she received her MPhil in Modern Jewish Studies from the University of Oxford. In her Masters thesis she explored the multilingual space persisting in the life and writing of Jenny Aloni and Lea Goldberg after their immigration to Palestine in the 1930s. Besides broader research interests in the field of comparative, transnational and Jewish history with a focus on Germany and Britain during the first half of the 20th century, Elena is particularly interested in the history of Mandate Palestine and the Yishuv. In this context she has explored themes of migration, cultural and linguistic transfer, nationalism, and gendered experiences of these issues. Her interest in German-Jewish migration to Palestine led her to participate in the project Traces of German-Jewish History from August to September 2016, where she helped to catalogue the archives of Heinz Steinitz and Curt Wormann.