Dr. Natalie Scholz is Assistant Professor of modern and contemporary history at the historical department of the University of Amsterdam. She has done her Ph.D. at the University of Münster, Germany. In 2005 she was Humboldt guestresearcher at the Free University Amsterdam and Lise-Meitner-fellow at the University of Cologne in 2006. In 2012 she was a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study Konstanz. Currently she is a fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) working on a book project entitled Negotiating the modern, reworking the past. The political meanings of everyday objects in West Germany (1945-1965).