Thorin Tritter
Executive Director
Thorin Tritter is an American historian who has combined an academic career with the managment of summer study programs for the past 12 years. Born in England, Thorin moved to the United States in 1972. He received his BA in American history from the University of Chicago and an MA and PhD in American history from Columbia University. Thorin taught American history and American studies at Princeton for six years and then served as a Research Fellow at the University of London. In addition, from 2003-2011 he served as the Director of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History’s History Scholars Program. He joined FASPE in 2011.

Thorsten Wagner
Academic Director
Thorsten Wagner is a German-Danish historian. Born and raised in Sønderborg, Denmark, Thorsten completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Tubingen, Germany, and has lived in Berlin since 1993. He conducted graduate work at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the Technische Universität Berlin, and the Freie Universität Berlin, earning his MA from the TU Berlin in 1998 in modern history, political science and German literature. After serving as an educator at the Jewish Museum of Berlin and a research fellow at the Danish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, since 2010 Thorsten has held a permanent position as associate professor at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS)/University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Katie Zoni
Development Manager
Katie Zoni graduated summa cum laude in art history and religious studies from George Mason University. In her final year of undergraduate studies, she read art history at the University of Oxford, New College, focusing on the fate of modern art in Nazi Germany. Katie also holds an MA, summa cum laude, in the history of art and architecture from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. Her graduate thesis, with a focus on Nazi agitprop and corporeal culture, specifically in representations of the “healthy” vs. “degenerate” body under Nazism, was awarded distinction.

Talia Bloch
Communications Manager
Talia Bloch is a writer, journalist and educator. She has taught at Princeton University and the Brooklyn Public Library’s Pre-GED Program, and has served as an educational program coordinator at Connecticut College. Talia has written for The Brooklyn Rail, the Jewish Daily Forward, Tablet and other papers. Her poetry has appeared in such journals as The Antioch Review, Pleiades, Prairie Schooner and The Southern Review. She holds a BA in comparative literature from Yale University, an MA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University, and an MA in comparative literature from Princeton University.