Andrei Markovits is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and the Karl W. Deutsch Collegiate Professor of Comparative Politics and German Studies at the University of Michigan.
Markovits's topics of interest and areas of publication include: German and European labor; German and European social democracy, as well as social movements; German-Jewish relations; Germany's role in the new Europe; Anti-Americanism and Anti-Semitism in Europe; and -- most recently -- the comparative sociology of modern sports cultures.
Recent books include:
Offside: Soccer and American Exceptionalism (co-authored with Steven L. Hellerman)
Uncouth Nation: Why Europe Dislikes America
Gaming the World: How Sports Are Reshaping Global Politics and Culture (co-authored with Lars Rensmann, publishing July 2010)