Leiter / Head
Prof. Dr. Gerd Hurm
Gerd Hurm (born in Oberndorf, Germany in 1958) is a professor of American literature and culture in the Department of English Studies at the University of Trier. He is the founding director of the Center for American Studies at the University of Trier (TCAS). He is also an advisory board member of the Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies at the Johannes-Gutenberg-University in Mainz, Germany. His publications include books and articles on modernism, urban studies, political rhetoric, and American post-war culture, film, and photography. A senior Fulbright scholar, he has been active teaching and lecturing on a wide variety of American studies topics in Germany, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Great Britain, and the United States. His most recent research projects focus on the photography, aesthetics and curatorial politics of the Luxembourg-born American artist Edward Steichen. He is co-editor of The Family of Man Revisited: Photography in a Global Age (IB Tauris, 2018). For more information, see https://www.uni-trier.de/index.php?id=64580.