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 the University of Mainz and am an associated member of the research group "Economization of the Social" at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies. I also sometimes teach at the Historical Institute of the University of Cologne.

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

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