Ulla Haselstein is professor of American Literature (Chair) at the John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universitaet, Berlin. She was a research associate at the Center of Cultural Studies at UC Santa Cruz in 1993-94, a visiting professor of American Literature at UC Irvine in 2001, and an Aby Warburg Visiting Professor at the University of Hamburg at 2009. She is a recipient of an “Opus magnum” grant by the VW Foundation (2015-17). She has published widely on modernist and postmodernist literature, Native American Studies, holocaust literature, and literary theory. Her most recent book publications are the co-edited volumes The Cultural Career of Coolness (Rowman, 2013) and The Pathos of Authenticity (Winter, 2010). She is currently working on a book on Gertrude Stein.