Sven Kube is a historian of business, technology, and popular culture. Shaped by a diverse academic background, which includes a Master’s degree in Cultural Studies and Literature, Sven’s scholarly work has a strong interdisciplinary foundation. Trained in German, Canadian, and American institutions, Sven pursues historical research with a distinctly transatlantic outlook. His projects have received support from Dresdner Bank, the Government of Canada, and the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. Drawing from a diverse body of unique sources, his doctoral thesis offers a new angle on the role of Western popular culture in Cold War competition between East and West by investigating the agendas of communist managers, policymakers, and artists. Sven has presented his innovative work to an array of academic audiences ranging from the American Musicological Society to the Business History Conference. As a postdoctoral fellow at FIU, he teaches courses in American as well as World History and is developing a seminar on American popular culture as an agent of globalization.