Prof. Rob Kroes

Prof. Rob Kroes, who received his PhD in sociology in 1971, has authored, co-authored, or edited 37 books from whose titles the diversity of his research interests can be gleaned. Among these 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), Straddling Borders: The American Resonance in Transnational Identities (2004), and, most recently, Photographic Memories: Private Pictures, Public Images, and American History (2007). Prof. Kroes was president of the European Association for American Studies (EAAS) from 1992 to 1996, and is the founding editor of the series European Contributions to American Studies and Amsterdam Monographs in American Studies. He is an emeritus professor at the University of Amsterdam, Honorary Professor of American Studies at the University of Utrecht, and continues to teach at the University of Gent.