Jonathan Bach is a Professor of Global Studies at The New School in New York. His work looks at social transformation in Germany and China with a focus on questions of memory, material culture, urban change, and space and identity. He is the author most recently of What Remains: Everyday Encounters with the Socialist Past in Germany (Columbia University Press 2017), (German edition: Die Spuren der DDR: Von Ostprodukten bis zu den Resten der Berliner Mauer, Reclam Verlag, 2019), and co-editor of Re-Centering the City: Global Mutations of Socialist Modernity (UCL Press 2020) and Learning from Shenzhen: China’s Post-Mao Experiment from Special Zone to Model City (University of Chicago Press, 2017). His articles have appeared in, among others, Cultural Anthropology, British Journal of Sociology, Cultural Politics, Public Culture, Theory, Culture and Society, Cultural Politics, German Politics and Society, and Philosophy and Social Science. He previously served as the co-chair of the German Studies Association Interdisciplinary Memory Studies Network.