Torsten Kathke

historian and Americanist in Köln, Deutschland

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I am a historian and Americanist living in Cologne, Germany. I work as a lecturer at the Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany.

My personal website is You can read my blog, "Thus, History!" at

My book "Wires That Bind: Nation, Region, and Technology in the American Southwest, 1854–1920" was published by transcript in 2017.

I am also active on Twitter.

  • Work
    • Obama Institute, JGU Mainz
  • Education
    • Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München