Martin Klimke is an associate professor of history at New York University Abu Dhabi.
He is also an affiliated researcher at the Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) at the University of Heidelberg and in Transatlantic Cultural History (TCH) at the University of Augsburg, Germany.
His research focuses on the intersection of political and cultural history, with a particular emphasis on diplomatic and transnational history. The increasingly global cultural, political, and military presence of the U.S., especially after World War II, as well as the country's complex entanglement with other forces of globalization, are at the center of his scholarly interests.
He is the recipient of Heidelberg University's Ruprecht-Karls Prize 2006 and the NAACP's Julius E. Williams Distinguished Community Service Award 2009.
His latest book is a co-authored history of the experience of African American soldiers in Germany in the 20th century entitled "A Breath of Freedom: The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs, and Germany" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). He is also co-editor of the publication series "Protest, Culture and Society" (Berghahn Books, New York/Oxford).
Klimke is currently working on the nuclear crisis and the cold war of the 1980s, writing a transnational biography of Petra Kelly, an international peace activist and co-founder of the German Green Party.
For more information, visit www.maklimke.com