All current members of the German Studies Association are strongly encouraged to vote in this year’s election. You are asked to vote for three positions on the GSA Executive Board. All Executive Board terms are for three years with terms beginning officially for those elected this time on January 1, 2020.
In order for your vote to be tallied, you must submit it electronically no later than April 30, 2019
Thank you in advance for taking part in this important GSA election!
Board Position in Political Science:
Jeffrey Anderson is a Professor in the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Government. He received a BA in Politics from Pomona College in 1981, and a PhD in Political Science from Yale University in 1988. Prior to arriving at Georgetown in 2002, he held faculty positions at Emory University (1988-1990) and Brown University (1990-2000). While at Georgetown, Anderson was the Graf Goltz Professor and Director of the BMW Center for German and European Studies, a position he held for 16 years (2002-2018). Anderson works at the intersection of comparative political economy and European integration, with a special focus on the Federal Republic of Germany. He is the recipient of the 2000 DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German Studies. His publications include over 20 articles and book chapters, as well as the following books: German Unification and the Union of Europe (Cambridge University Press, 1999); The Territorial Imperative (Cambridge University Press, 1992); an edited volume entitled Regional Integration and Democracy (Rowman and Littlefield, 1999); and two co-edited volumes: (with G. John Ikenberry and Thomas Risse) The End of the West? (Cornell University Press, 2008); and (with Eric Langenbacher) From Bonn to the Berlin Republic (Berghahn, 2010). In July 2016, he was awarded the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in recognition of his outstanding contributions to German-American and transatlantic exchange in academe and education. He has been a regular attendee at GSA meetings, and in 2016 served on the GSA Program Committee.
Christiane Lemke is a professor of Political Science at Leibniz University, Hannover where she is Chair in International Relations and European Studies, Institute of Political Science. She received her Ph.D. in 1978 in Philosophy and her Habilitation in 1989 in Political Science, both from the Freie Universität Berlin. In addition, Dr. Lemke has also served as a DAAD Visiting Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and as Max Weber Chair in German and European Politics at New York University. She was also Director of State Parliament in Lower Saxony. Dr. Lemke is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University. She has been honored with the Jean Monnet Chair and Director of the Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence, University of Hannover, 2007-2013 and has served on several price selection committees. She is the author and co-author of eight books and more than three dozen articles. Among her most recent authored and co-authored publications are: Germany Today: Politics and Policies in a Changing World (2018, with Helga A. Welsh) and Internationale Beziehungen: Grundkonzepte, Theorien und Problemfelder 2018). She has also published in Harper’s Magazine and is a frequent commentator on US politics and transatlantic relations in German, Austrian and Swiss media. Lemke has been a member of the GSA since 1988, participating in seminars and as a panel organizer and presenter, mostly on topics related to German politics and Germany’s role in the EU. In the past eight years, she has also attended DAAD-meetings at the GSA conference.
Board Position in Germanistik/Austrian Studies:
Todd Herzog (Ph.D. University of Chicago, 2001) is Professor and Head of German Studies at the University of Cincinnati, where he also directs the Center for Film & Media Studies. He is author or editor of six books, most recently 25 Years Berlin Republic (2019). He has co-edited the Journal of Austrian Studies since 2012, co-edits the series Szenen/Schnittstellen (Wilhelm Fink Verlag), and has published over three dozen articles on topics ranging from the modernist crime story to the representation of German history in the films of Quentin Tarantino. He has co-chaired the GSA Law & Legal Cultures Network since 2013, which brings scholars and legal professionals from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines together to discuss legal cultures throughout Central Europe. Since his very first GSA in 2001, he has moderated, presented on, commented on, or organized over 30 panels. He currently serves as President of the Academy of Fellows for Teaching and Learning at UC and the Delta of Ohio Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. He serves (ex officio) on the Executive Board of the Austrian Studies Association and represents the Great Lakes Region at the delegate assembly of the Modern Language Association. He teaches regularly at the Universität Duisburg-Essen (Literatur und Medienpraxis), the University of Zagreb (Faculty of Philosophy), and, beginning this summer, the Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz (Institut für Kunstgeschichte). He is currently working on two book projects: Visualizing Surveillance and (along with Hillary Hope Herzog) Vienna’s Prater and the History of Amusement.
Joseph W. Moser (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2004) is Assistant Professor of German at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on Austrian literature and film and on Austrian-Jewish culture within the Habsburg Empire. Among his publications are the following: “Blurring Fiction with Reality: Robert Schindel’s comédie humaine of 1980s Vienna in Gebürtig and Der Kalte:” “Der Blick von Außen – Czernowitz als westliche Kulturmetropole im Osten der Donaumonarchie;” “Haunting Policework in Andreas Pittler's Bronstein Detective Series;” “Österreichischer Gegenwartsroman,“ in Text + Kritik. Special Volume “Österreichische Gegenwartsliteratur;“ “The Kafkaesque in Robert Schindel’s Novel Gebürtig;” “Vienna Imperial at Home and Abroad: The City as Film Myth in the 1930s and 1940s;” “Franz Antel’s Bockerer series: Constructing the Historical Myths of the Second Republic of Austria;” and “Crime in Thomas Bernhard’s Novels: A Critique of the Fathers.“ He has served as Book Review Editor for the Journal of Austrian Studies/Modern Austrian Literature, 2006-present and as a Member ex-officio of the Executive Board of the Austrian Studies Association/Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association since 2006. He has attended every GSA conference since 2004 and, in addition to presenting papers, he organized ten panel series at the GSA.
Board Position in History:
Eli Rubin (Ph.D. 2004, University of Wisconsin Madison), is Professor of History at Western Michigan University. He was awarded the Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize in 2005 and has been the recipient of fellowships from the DAAD, the German Historical Institute and a two-year postdoctoral fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung. He is a member of the editorial board for the University of Michigan Press Series “Social History, Popular Culture and Politics in Germany as well as German Studies Review. Among his publications are: Synthetic Socialism: Plastics and Dictatorship in the German Democratic Republic (UNC Press, 2008); Amnesiopolis:Modernity, Space, and Memory in East Germany (OUP, 2016); and Ecologies of German Socialism: Germany, Nature, and the Left in History, Politics, and Culture, co-edited with Sabine Moedersheim and Scott Moranda (Peter Lang, 2019), as well as articles in journals including Central European History, German History, History Workshop Journal. He is a founding member and past co-coordinator of the GSA “German Socialisms” Interdisciplinary Network and has regularly presented papers and/or acted as chair or commentator for panels since 2003, mostly on topics related to East Germany.
Quinn Slobodian (Ph.D. New York University, 2008) is Associate Professor of History at Wellesley College. His work explores the history of international political economy, neoliberalism, and transnational social movements with a focus on German-speaking Europe. He is the author of two monographs, two edited volumes, and over two dozen peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. His most recent book is Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism (Harvard University Press, 2018), which followed the book based on his dissertation, Foreign Front: Third World Politics in Sixties West Germany (Duke University Press, 2012). Edited volumes include Comrades of Color: East Germany in the Cold War World (Berghahn, 2015) and (with Dieter Plehwe and Philip Mirowski) Nine Lives of Neoliberalism (Verso, 2019). Among other journals, his work has appeared in the American Historical Review, Journal of Global History, Journal of Contemporary History, and German History. He has also published public pieces for the New York Times, New Statesman, and Foreign Policy, among other venues. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the VolkswagenStiftung and the American Council of Learned Societies. He has been a scholar in residence at Harvard University (twice) and the Freie Universität Berlin. His current book project is on the far right’s capitalism. He has presented at the GSA for many years and, in 2017, co-convened a seminar on “The Demos and the Market: Economic Populism and Popular Economism as Past and Future."