Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Thu 01 Sep - Sun 04 Sep, 2005

Rob Kroes Rob Kroes (Faculty)

Country/Region: Netherlands

Utrecht University

Chair of American Studies, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam

Most Recently Attended: (2004)
International Study Program - Global Citizenship: America and the World

Biography:
Rob Kroes is professor emeritus and former chair of the American Studies program at the University of Amsterdam. He is a past President of the European Association for American Studies (EAAS, 1992-1996). He is the founding editor of two series published in Amsterdam: Amsterdam Monographs in American Studies and European Contributions to American Studies. He is the author, co-author or editor of 34 books. Among his recent publications are: If You've Seen One, You've Seen The Mall: Europeans and American Mass Culture (1996), Predecessors: Intellectual Lineages in American Studies (1998), Them and Us: Questions of Citizenship in a Globalizing World (2000), and Straddling Borders: The American Resonance in Transnational Identities (2004). With Robert W. Rydell he co-authored a book entitled Buffalo Bill in Bologna: The Americanizationn of the World, 1869-1922 (2005) A forthcoming book is Photographic Memories: Private Pictures, Public Images and American History (2006). He was a Fellow at Session 140, The Changing American Political Scene (1972), and ASC 23, Public History and National Identity (1999) and served as a faculty member at several Seminar programs, including ASC 2, Visions and Revisions (1994), ASC 20, Workshop: Internet - Networking, Research, and Popular American Culture (1997), ASC 29, The Continuing Challenge of America's Ethnic Pluralism (2002) and International Study Program 3, Global Citizenship: America and the World (2004).