Gabriele Rosenthal is Professor for Qualitative Methodology at the Center of Methods in Social Sciences, Georg-August-University of Goettingen, Germany. Major research on the intergenerational impact of the collective and familial history on biographical structures and actional patterns of individuals and family systems. Actual research on migration, ethnicity, collective and armed conflicts and trauma. Teaching qualitative methods, biographical research, family sociology and general sociology. She is the author and editor of numerous books, including The Holocaust in Three Generations (2009), Ethnicity, Belonging and Biography (2009; together with Artur Bogner) and Belonging to Outsiders and Established at the same Time. Self-Images and We-Images of Palestinians in the West Bank and in Israel (in press).