Timpe is a college fellow in the department of history at Harvard. Her research focuses on the social and cultural history of Nazi Germany. She is especially interested in exploring the interplay between ideology, state, society, and individual in the sphere of the everyday in Modern German history. Her dissertation, completed at Brown University, is a study of the Nazi regime’s undertaking to provide “everyday joy” to Germans through its leisure organization Kraft durch Freude. Her new project, “Women’s Warfare for Joy” will extend this work by examining the practices, experiences, and reception of German female front artists active in the entertainment of troops during World War II.