Marcus Gräser is Head of Department and Professor of Modern and Contemporary History. He studied history, sociology, and political science at Frankfurt and received his PhD in 1993. From 2010 until 2011 he served as Deputy Director oft he German Historical Institute in Washington, DC. From 1996 until 2009 he occupied positions as Research Fellow and Research Associate at the University of Frankfurt’s Center for North American Studies. In 2005 he completed his Habilitation. He has taught at Frankfurt and Heidelberg and was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Chicago several times. In 2002/03 he was a Research Fellow at the Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften; in 2006 he was a Fellow at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institut for European History in Vienna. He is presently preparing the volume on North America in the series “Neue Fischer Weltgeschichte”.
Main Areas of Interest
• Modern American, German, Habsburg/Austrian history
• History of the welfare state
• Urban history
• History of historiography
• Comparative/transnational/global history