Kiran Klaus Patel is professor of European and global history at Maastricht University where he also serves as head of the Department of History. Before joining Maastricht University, he held a professorship at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy (2007-2011), and an assistant professorship at Humboldt University in Berlin (2002-2007). He has been (inter alia) a visiting fellow/professor at the École des hautes études en science sociales in Paris, the Free University of Berlin, Freiburg University, Harvard University and the University of Oxford. His most recent publications include: The New Deal: A Global History (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016 forthcoming); Special Section: "The Dark sides of Transnationalism: Social Engineering and Nazism, 1930s–1940s,” Journal of Contemporary History, 51 (2016), forthcoming; European Integration and the Atlantic Community in the 1980s, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013 (ed. with Kenneth Weisbrode); The Historical Foundations of EU Competition Law, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013 (ed. with Heike Schweitzer); The Cultural Politics of Europe: European Capitals of Culture and European Union since the 1980s, London: Routledge, 2013 (ed.).