Dr. Torsten Kathke
- Areas of Expertise:
- American History • History and Culture
- Education & Certifications:
- Ludwig-Maximilans Universität - München, MA in Amerikanische Kulturgeschichte / Amerikanische Literaturgeschichte / Theaterwisseschanft • Ludwig-Maximilans Universität - München, PhD in Amerikanische Kulturgeschichte
- Torsten Kathke is a historian, trained especially in US cultural history. He is a lecturer at the Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies of Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. He specializes in the history of the United States and Germany during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including the history of the US West, media history, and the history of popular culture. His current research project analyzes the market for popular non-fiction books in the US and West Germany during the 1970s and 1980s. Dr. Kathke's next upcoming publication: "Futures Imperfect: Cognate Temporalities and Productive Dystopias in US Non-Fiction Bestsellers" in: Modernities and Modernization in North America, eds. Ilka Brasch and Ruth Mayer. Heidelberg: Winter Verlag, 2019. Forthcoming.