Kristina Schönfeldt, M.A.
Kristina Schönfeldt studied North American studies, modern history and sociology at the Freie Universität Berlin. Her research focused on the foreign policy relations of the United States and Canada, Canadian federalism (inter-provincial/ federal-provincial/ provincial-state relations), and security discourses in intra-state, bilateral and multilateral contexts. Her further research interests included European historiography, with particular consideration of German-French relations and the trans-Atlantic context; the Nazi era; and issues of democratic theory.
After earning her degree Kristina Schönfeldt took a position at the Department for International Business Development of the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade at the Canadian embassy in Berlin. She worked in the commercial section to provide support for German companies starting businesses in Canada (FDI), to support the placement of Canadian products on the German and European market, and supported scientific cooperations between Canada and Germany in terms of science and technology. Afterward Kristina Schönfeldt worked for the TUI AG’s representative office for the companies’ CEO in Berlin where she supported the companies’ political relation efforts, and also worked for TUI.com. She has been project assistant in the research program since September 2015.