Wulf Kansteiner is Professor of Memory Studies and Historical Theory at Aarhus University in Denmark. He studied at UCLA and Ruhr University Bochum and was for 15 years a faculty member at Binghamton University (SUNY). Kansteiner’s work addresses four overarching themes:
— the methods and theories of memory studies
— the role of visual media — TV, film, digital culture — in the formation of cultural memory
— post-narrativist historical theory
— Holocaust history, memory & historiography
— Contemporary European and especially contemporary German history
Kansteiner is co-founder and co-editor of the Sage-journal Memory Studies. He served on the executive committee of the MSA from 2017 through 2019 and is a member of the advisory board of the MSA, Mnemonics, the International Network for the Theory of History, and the Leibniz Research Consortium Value of the Past, among others. He is a member of the editorial board of the DeGruyter series Media and Cultural Memory and the Cambridge UP journal Memory, Mind & Media.