After completing her Bachelor's degree in Literary, Cultural, and Media Studies at the University of Siegen, Janna Uhry-Ganz obtained her Master’s degree in Anglophone Modernities in Literature and Culture at the University of Potsdam. She wrote her master thesis under Dr. Anke Bartels and Prof. Dr. Nicole Waller on the topic of feminist protest movements and the intersectional pluralization of civil rights movements in the United States.
During her studies, she worked at the University of Potsdam’s International Office and the Department of English and American Studies and interned for the American Embassy Berlin and the German Consulate General San Francisco. Until April 2021, she worked as a Coordinator in the Fellows Selection Department of the American Academy in Berlin.
Her research focuses on U.S. feminisms and civil rights movements as well as transatlantic relations.