Ben Diehl

Ben Diehl

Research Interests

Ben Diehl joined the MA program in Fall 2018. His research interests include: German history, federalism, ethnic and national identity, political community.

Ben graduated in February 2020 and is currently a PhD student in History at CUNY Graduate Center (New York, NY).

MA Thesis

The SPD and the Personalization of Politics in Leipzig, 1903-1913
Advisor: Volker Berghahn


  • MA in European History, Politics, and Society - Columbia University, 2020
  • BA in International Relations, minor in German - SUNY College Geneseo

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2019 - Master's SynThesis Competition, Finalist
  • 2019 - Thesis Fieldwork Grant, European Institute
  • 2019 - Thesis Research Award, Columbia GSAS

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