Eva Jobs was DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow and a PhD candidate at the University of Marburg. In her dissertation, supervised by Prof. Wolfgang Krieger, she addresses the role trust, secrecy, and betrayal play for transatlantic intelligence cooperation. The historic approach, which focuses on the 1950s and 1960s, highlights not only the importance of personal relationships but also displays the dependency on rituals, values, and habit.
Ms. Jobs holds a Master’s degree from Philipps University, Marburg, where she studied History, Art History, and Peace and Conflict Studies. In 2011/12 she was a research assistant for the Independent Research Commission for the History of the German Intelligence Service (BND) in Berlin and Washington, DC. She received doctoral scholarships from the German Historical Institute and the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation.
During her DAAD/AICGS fellowship she concentrated on the latest ruptures of U.S.-German relations, due to disclosures of mass surveillance, eavesdropping among allies, and the conflicting interests and perspectives on intelligence at large.
Made possible by the support of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the German Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt - AA)