Frank Kelleter

Einstein Professor of North American Cultural History,John F. Kennedy Institute

Freie Universität, Berlin

Frank Kelleter is Chair of the Department of Culture and Einstein Professor of North American Cultural History at John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin. His main fields of interest include the American colonial and Enlightenment periods, theories of American modernity, and American media and popular culture since the 19th century.

He is the initiator and director of the Popular Seriality Research Unit (PSRU), a transdisciplinary group consisting of 13 projects, funded by the German Research Association (2010-2016). His most recent books are Serial Agencies: “The Wire” and Its Readers(Zero Books, 2014), DAVIDBOWIE (Reclam, 2016, forthcoming), and the edited volume Media of Serial Narrative (Ohio State UP, 2017, forthcoming). Earlier books include Con/Tradition: Louis Farrakhan's Nation of Islam, the Million Man March, and American Civil Religion (2000), Amerikanische Aufklärung (2002), Melodrama! The Mode of Excess from Early America to Hollywood (ed. with Ruth Mayer, 2007), and Populäre Serialität (ed., 2012).