Ass. Professor, Department of History, Binghamton University, Vestal, U.S.A.
Wulf Kansteiner is Associate Professor of European History at Binghamton University. He is a cultural-intellectual historian of 20th century Europe and focuses on the representation and collective memory of World War II and the Holocaust in Germany. He is interested in mass media representations of the events, especially on television, as well as their impact on postwar historiography and philosophy. In addition, he pursues projects concerned with the theory and practice of historiography, historical culture, media history, and comparative memory studies. He is the author of In Pursuit of German Memory: History, Television, and Politics after Auschwitz (2006); co-editor of The Politics of Memory in Postwar Europe (2006); Historical Representation and Historical Truth (2009), and Den Holocaust erzählen? Historiographie zwischen wissenschaftlicher Empirie und narrativer Kreativität (2012). He is also co-founder and co-editor of the Sage-Journal Memory Studies published since 2008.