Annka Liepold's dissertation in Environmental Humanities is titled "Corn Capital. How Corn Shaped the Landscape, Industry, and Culture of Olivia, MN"and was completed in 2017. She studied American Cultural History, Spanish, and Contemporary History at LMU Munich and received her M.A. in January 2013. Liepold worked for Goethe-Institut Chicago and for the Verein für Nachhaltigkeit e.V. in Munich before joining the Rachel Carson Center. In 2015 she spent 9 months at the University of Kansas as a Visiting Scholar, pursuing research for her dissertation. Currently, Liepold is the Events Coordinator of the Rachel Carson Center.
A recent newspaper article on Annka's research in the USA can be read here.