Jared Poley earned his doctorate at UCLA in 2001 under the guidance of the great David Sabean. His teaching and research focuses on modern cultural and intellectual history with a focus on Europe and its connections with the world. He is the author of Decolonization in Germany: Weimar Narratives of Colonial Loss and Foreign Occupation (2005) and has just completed a manuscript tracing the history of greed over the past six centuries titled A Modern History of Greed: Religion, Economics, Health (forthcoming). Poley is a co-editor of Conversion and the Politics of Religion in Early Modern Germany (2012), Kinship, Community, and Self: Essays in Honor of David Warren Sabean (2014), and Migrations in the German Lands, 1500 – 2000 (forthcoming). Another edited volume, Money in the German-speaking Lands, is nearing completion. He is editor of the World History Bulletin and serves on the boards of the German Studies Association and the World History Association.