Dr. Wilfried Mausbach
Heidelberg Center for American Studies
Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais
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WILFRIED MAUSBACH received his Ph.D. from the University of Cologne where he studied History, Political Science, and Philosophy. He has been a research fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C., and has held assistant professorships in history at both the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at the Free University Berlin and Heidelberg University, where he has also been a Volkswagen Foundation fellow. Since 2005 he is the Executive Director of the Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA).
His major research interests are in transnational and intercultural history with a focus on German-American relations during the twentieth century. He is the author of a book on American economic postwar policy toward Germany (Zwischen Morgenthau und Marshall: Das wirtschaftspolitische Deutschlandkonzept der USA 1944-1947 (Düsseldorf: Droste, 1996)), co-editor of America, the Vietnam War, and the World. Comparative and International Perspectives (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003), and an adjunct editor of The United States and Germany in the Era of the Cold War, 1945-1990. A Handbook, 2 vols. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004). His essay “Forlorn Superpower: European Reactions to the American Wars in Vietnam and Iraq,” has recently been published in Lloyd C. Gardner and Marilyn B. Young, eds., Iraq and the Lessons of Vietnam, or, How Not to Learn From History (New York: The New Press, 2007), 59-87. He is currently at work on a book about Germany and the Vietnam War.