Bernd Jürgen Warneken is a professor emeritus of Empirische Kulturwissenschaft at the University of Tübingen, where he taught from 1975 to 2010. His research interests include the history of German-speaking folklore studies and ethnography, the cultural history of the lower classes, migration and integration, and cultures of the workplace. He is the author of Die Ethnographie popularer Kulturen. Eine Einführung (Utb, 2006) and edited with Thomas Hauschild the collection Inspecting Germany. Internationale Deutschland-Ethnografie der Gegenwart (LIT Verlag, 2002). Further publications: Populare Kultur. Gehen – Erzählen – Protestieren – Imaginieren (Böhlau Verlag, 2010); “‘Forward, But Forgetting Nothing!’ The shift in the use and meaning of socialist symbolism in East Germany since 1989” in International Review of Social History (1994). He also edited the catalog for the exhibition at the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme in Paris: Quand les Allemands apprirent à manifester (TVV, 1989).