Ms. Imogen Bayley is currently PhD candidate in History at the Central European University (Budapest). She holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree in History from the Central European University and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History and Philosophy from Victoria University (Wellington). As a visiting scholar at the Institute for the History of German Jews (IGdJ), Imogen will be conducting research for her study Beyond the Waiting Room: Shifting Migration Strategies and the Displaced of the British Zone (1945-1950).”

Imogen is fluent in French and English, and has reading skills in Yiddish and German.

Imogen arrives in Hamburg from Mainz, where she was a Research Fellow at the Leibniz Institute of European History. Prior to this she was an intern at the Polin Museum of the History of European Jews in Warsaw, Poland and at the Wiener Library in London, England. Imogen is also a copy-editor at the Central European University Press.

While in residence in Hamburg, Imogen will be continuing her Doctoral research examining and contrasting the migratory experiences, specifically relating to an evolving decision-making process, of the predominantly Polish and Jewish displaced communities that for one reason or another were deemed to be unrepatriable at war’s end. Her main areas of interest include the history of migration, economic history, Jewish history and citizenship and refugee studies.