"My topic still concerns me today, because cosmetic surgery is still significant today, and it seems the questions as to the boundaries of self-determination and the design of one’s own body will be even more important in future."
"My best experience during the time of my doctorate had nothing at all to do with my doctorate. Perhaps it was precisely that: to experience that a book is just a book and life is more than that."
"I almost gave up once, but then the scholarship from the Gerda Henkel Foundation came – just at the right time."
"A particular help to me at the time was that friends repeatedly reminded me of the relevance of my topic (one can lose faith in it over the years), and also that the Gerda Henkel Foundation did this on the first of every month and moreover enabled me to have excellent working conditions."
Dr. Annelie Ramsbrock
Research Assistant, Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam
Born in Bielefeld, lives today in Berlin
Dissertation topic: Korrigierte Körper: Eine Geschichte künstlicher Schönheit in der Moderne
completed in: 2010