Martin Klimke is an associate professor of history at New York University Abu Dhabi.
In addition, he is 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.
He is co-editor of the publication series “Protest, Culture and Society“ (Berghahn Books, New York/Oxford) and coordinator of the international research network “European Protest Movements Since 1945“ supported by the European Union.
He is also the recipient of Heidelberg University’s Ruprecht-Karls Prize 2006 and the NAACP’s Julius E. Williams Distinguished Community Service Award 2009.
Together with Maria Höhn, he has written a history of the experience of African-American soldiers, activists and intellectuals in Germany in the twentieth-century entitled A Breath of Freedom: The Civil Rights Struggle, African-American GIs, and Germany (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). Klimke is currently working on the nuclear crisis and the Cold War of the 1980s, and is writing a transnational biography of Petra Kelly, international peace activist and co-founder of the German Green Party.
For more information, visit www.maklimke.com