Fabian Hilfrich is a senior lecturer (Associate Professor) in American History at the University of Edinburgh. Previously, he worked as a researcher at the Foreign Office branch of the Institute for Contemporary History in Berlin, Germany, and as a Bosch lecturer at the Latvian Academy of Culture in Riga. He has received his PhD from the Free University, Berlin, his M.A. from Washington University, St. Louis, and his B.A. from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich.