Heidi J. S. Tworek

Lecturer and Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies, History Department

Harvard University

Heidi J. S. Tworek works on the transnational history of German news in the twentieth century. Her research addresses the news agency networks which enabled the collection and dissemination of news. She thereby seeks to understand how the meaning of news has emerged from a nexus of politics, economics, technology, and society; her dissertation examined the role of German news agencies in that constant creation of meaning. Further research interests include radio, transnational organizations, and intellectual property. She received her BA (Hons) in German and Latin at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University in 2006 and earned her PhD in History from Harvard University in May 2012. She currently holds the position of Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies and Lecturer on History in the Harvard History Department.

Her publications include "On Course: A Review of James M. Lang’s Guide for Beginning College Teachers" The Bok Blog, 2011; "Review of Wurtzler, Steve J., _Electric Sounds: Technological Change and the Rise of Corporate Mass Media" JHistory, 2010; and Peace through Truth? The Press and Moral Disarmament through the League of Nations Medien & Zeit, 2010.