Professor, Institute for Contemporary History, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Oliver Rathkolb is currently professor at the Institute for Contemporary History at the University of Vienna. He was a Schumpeter Fellow at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University and Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago. He is author of several books focusing on contemporary history as well as editor and co-editor of several studies concerning interdisciplinary questions of contemporary history and communications/media history. His award-winning study The Paradoxical Republic. Austria 1945-2005 was published by Berghahn Books (New York/Oxford) in 2010. He is the managing editor of "Zeitgeschichte" (Contemporary History) and member of the advisory board of the House of European History (European Parliament, Brussels).