Johanna is a doctoral researcher in Contemporary History and Border Studies at the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH). In her PhD project she explores how notions of borders have evolved since 1989 by centralising the perspectives of borderland inhabitants in the Polish-Ukrainian borderland. Johanna holds a M.Ed. in History and English from the University of Hamburg and a BA in History and English from RWTH Aachen University. She has experience in teaching in the secondary school system and of multicultural classes. She is passionate about Eastern European politics, literature from around the world, travelling and teaching.