Crister Garrett is professor for American, Transatlantic, and International Studies and Director of the Institute for American Studies at the University of Leipzig.
He earned his PhD at the University of California at Los Angeles in contemporary politics and history. Prior to coming to Leipzig, Professor Garrett taught for five years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and directed the European Studies Program.
His teaching and research focuses on current political and economic transformations in the United States and Europe and their impact on transatlantic relations and global governance.
Professor Garrett held the Fulbright-Leipzig Chair for American Studies during 2003-2005, has been a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow, a Rotary Fellow, and a DAAD International Guest Scholar.