Jana Golombek works as a research associate and senior curator at the LWL-Industriemuseum in Dortmund. She has curated exhibitions on the cultural history of the Ruhr focusing on migration, the impacts of deindustrialization and the social history of the workers. Previously she was a researcher at the Institute for Social Movements, Ruhr University Bochum and a research associate at the German Mining Museum. She has published on the history of migration to the Ruhr, deindustrialization and industrial heritage. Currently she is also working on her PhD-thesis on industrial heritage and the construction of memoryscapes in the Ruhr and Pittsburgh.