Prof. Dr. Philipp Gassert



E-mail: philipp.gassert@philhist.uni-augsburg.de
Tel.: +49 821 598 - 5547
Room: Gebäude D, Zimmer 5008
Office hours: see German version of the site.
Address: Universitätsstr. 10
86159 Augsburg, Germany


Short CV:

Philipp Gassert is professor for transatlantic cultural history at the University of Augsburg. He received his Ph.D. and his degree of Habilitation from the University of Heidelberg, where he taught as assistant and associate professor of history from 1999 to 2005. He is one of the co-founders of the Heidelberg Center for American Studies and served as its administrative director from 2003 to 2005. In 2005/06 he was Visiting Professor of North American Cultural History at the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, in 2006/07 DAAD Associate Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. In 2008/09 he served as deputy director of the German Historical Institut in Washington, D.C. He received grants and fellowships from the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at the Free University Berlin, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and the German Research Council (DFG).

Philipp Gassert’s research focuses on 20th-century century international history, the history of transatlantic relations, National Socialism, and post-1945 contemporary German and European History. He is the author of Amerika im Dritten Reich: Ideologie, Propaganda und Volksmeinung, 1933-1945 (Franz Steiner Verlag, 1997), Kurt Georg Kiesinger: Kanzler zwischen den Zeiten (DVA, 2006), and co-author of Kleine Geschichte der USA (Stuttgart, 2007, paperback 2008). He is the editor and co-editor of numerous volumes, including 1968 the World Transformed (Cambridge UP, 1998), Germany and the United States in the Era of the Cold War, 1945-1990 (2 vols., Cambridge UP 2004); and Coping with the Nazi Past: West German Debates on Nazism and Generational Conflict, 1955-1975 (Berghahn Books, 2006). He is completing a study on the 20th century anti-Americanism; he also works on a book on the middle decades of the Federal Republic of Germany entitled “Die paradoxe Republik: Westdeutschland von Erhard bis Schmidt, 1963-1982.”

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