Christof Gassenschmidt

History, Philosophy and the Ancient World

MA (Magister Artium) in Modern European History, East-European History and European Ethnology from the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany; D.Phil in Modern European History from Oxford University, United Kingdom

Christoph Gassenschmidt joined the History Department of the American College of Greece in 1996. He teaches various undergraduate courses in American and Russian History as well as thematic courses on Piracy, the Italo-American Mafia, The Wild West and Modern European Antisemitism and the Holocaust. He has also engaged in the College’s Debating Club where he serves as the Academic Advisor. He is also running a lecture series in conjunction with ISGAP (Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy). His current research focuses on Modern Antisemitism and the Holocaust. Dr Gassenschmidt has published and presented papers on various international conferences and seminars on American, Russian History and Holocaust Studies. He is serving the department as head since 2010.