Uwe Spiekermann was deputy director of the German Historical Institute Washington DC from 2008-2015. He currently is a Max Weber Foundation fellow at the University of Göttingen. He has held teaching and research positions in Bremen, London, Exeter, Münster, and Vienna, and he also served as the managing director of a Heidelberg-based foundation for healthy nutrition. His work focuses on the economic and social history of Germany and the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the history of consumption, and the history of science and knowledge. A CV and list of publications can be found here.