Philipp Kneis holds an M.A. (Magister) in American Studies and History from Humboldt-Universitšt zu Berlin, and a Ph.D in American Studies from the University of Potsdam. He is one of the founding members of the Transatlantic Students Symposia. He currently teaches at the School of Public Policy at Oregon State University. His main research interests pertain to intersections of culture and politics in the US and the European Union.