Nadja Thiessen works as a postdoctoral researcher at the chair for “Modern and Contemporary History” under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jens Ivo Engels. Her research focuses on learning from past disasters and the use of historical experiential knowledge for coping with crises. Before joining emergenCITY, she was part of the Research Training Group KRITIS. She received the B.A. (2013), M.A. (2016), and Ph.D. (2020) degrees from Technical University of Darmstadt.