Rebekka von Mallinckrodt has been Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Bremen since 2012. In 2015, she was awarded an ERC Grant by the European Research Council for her research. She is both privately and professionally very happy. She says, “I belong to the ‘golf generation’, as Florian Illies put it. We made a comfortable start to life, but then experienced job insecurity.” For her, this came to an end in 2012, and also including her continually moving apartments. She is thankful for that.