Anton Kaes is Professor in the Departments of German and Film & Media. He has taught at Berkeley since 1981 and has received a number of awards and distinctions for his research and teaching, including the Distinguished Teaching Award in the Humanities at Berkeley in 2010, a Guggenheim Fellowship (1989/90), a UC President’s Research Fellowship (1995), and the Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize for 2005/06. His most recent book, Shell Shock Cinema: Weimar Culture and the Wounds of War, was published by Princeton University Press in 2009 and was awarded two prizes: the MLA Scaglione Prize for “outstanding scholarly work” in 2011 and the GSA/DAAD book prize in 2010. An expanded German version of the 2007 sourcebook Germany in Transit: Nation and Migration (co-edited with Deniz Göktürk) appeared in 2010 under the title Transit Deutschland: Debatten zu Nation und Migration. He is currently at work on a book about the emergence of German cinema; another project examines the “double identity” of German-Jewish German filmmakers in Hollywood in the 1930s and 40s. He also works on contemporary documentary film and theory.