Prof. Dr. Philipp Gassert has been teaching Contemporary and Transatlantic History at the University of Mannheim (Germany) since 2014. Previously he taught at the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C., the University of Heidelberg, the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and the University of Augsburg. He has been Visiting Professor of History at the University of Haifa and Sir Peter Ustinov Visiting Professor at the University of Vienna. From 2011 until 2017 he served as Executive Director of the German Association for American Studies (GAAS). He is currently President of GAAS. He specializes in twentieth century transatlantic and international history, with Anti-Americanism, issues of Americanization and mutual perceptions of Europe, Germany, and the United States as one of the major themes of his research. Currently he is working on a global history of protest marches and street demonstrations. Most recent book publication: Amerikas Kriege [America’s Wars] (Darmstadt: Theiss, 2014).