George Blaustein joined the NASA Board in 2012. He is senior lecturer of American Studies and History at the University of Amsterdam. His essays on literature and politics have appeared in N+1, New Yorker .com, The New Republic, Vrij Nederland, and De Groene Amsterdammer, as well as Amerikastudien/American Studies and American Quarterly. He is the author of Nightmare Envy & Other Stories: American Culture and European Reconstruction (Oxford University Press, 2018), a study of Americanist writing and institutions in the 20th century. He received his doctorate in the History of American Civilization from Harvard University.