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Philipp Kneis

Philipp KneisAssistant Graduate Program Director
and Instructor
School of Public Policy
300C Gilkey Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-5303

Phone: (541) 737-1325
Fax: (541) 737-2289

personal web site




Recurring Courses:


see also: complete teaching history



  • 2012: Dr. phil. in American Studies (University of Potsdam, Germany)

  • 2008: M.A. (Magister) in American Studies Program, History (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany)


Professional Experience:

  • since June 2013 Assistant Graduate Program Director, Public Policy, Oregon State University University
  • since January 2012 instructor, Political Science, Oregon State University University

  • 2008-2011 academic and research assistant and instructor, American Studies Program, Potsdam University

  • 2009-2010 instructor, Potsdam Spring School, Potsdam University

  • 2009-2010 instructor, American Studies Program, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

  • since 2003 organizer, Transatlantic Students Symposia, American Studies Program, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; since 2012 at Oregon State University

  • 2001-2008 organizer, Annual Students and Graduate Conferences, American Studies Program, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

  • 2002-2006 teaching assistant, American Studies Program, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Areas of Interest:

  • Intersections of Culture and Politics

  • European and American Politics and History

  • Age Studies

  • Cultural Studies

  • American Literature





Edited Books


Book Chapters

  • "Old Age and Disability: Godfather is Aging." In: Boesenberg, Eva, Antje Dallmann, Marin Klepper, eds. Approaches to American Studies. London: Routledge, Forthcoming.
  • "Evolution." In: Steel, Brent, ed. Issues and Controversies in Science and Politics. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2013.
  • "Elders in Exile: Three American Indian Stories of Survivance." In: Offizier, Frederike, Marc Priewe, Ariane Schröder. Crossroads in American Studies: Transnational and Biocultural Encounters. Heidelberg: Winter. Accepted, 01/2013.

see also: further information, conference presentations published online