Rob Kroes

Honorary Professor of American Studies, University of Utrecht; author of "Signs of Fascism Rising" (2016)

ob Kroes (Ph.D. in sociology, Leiden, 1971) is professor emeritus and former chair of the American Studies program at the University of Amsterdam and honorary professor of American studies at the University of Utrecht. He is a past president of the European Association for American Studies. He is the author, co-author or editor of 38 books, among which 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 Americanization of the World, 1869-1922 (2005) His most recent books are Photographic Memories: Private Pictures, Public Images, and American History (2007) and Prison Area, Independence Valley: American Paradoxes in Political Life and Popular Culture (2015). He is a member of the SSASA Advisory Board.


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