Jared Poley earned his doctorate at UCLA in 2001 under the guidance of the great David Sabean. His teaching and research focuses on early modern and modern German history. He is the author of Luck, Leisure, and the Casino in Nineteenth-Century Europe: A Cultural History of Gambling (2023), Decolonization in Germany: Weimar Narratives of Colonial Loss and Foreign Occupation (2005) and The Devil’s Riches: A Modern History of Greed (2016). 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), Migrations in the German Lands, 1500 – 2000 (2016), and Money in the German-speaking Lands (2017). He has served on the board of the German Studies Association and is a member of the editorial board of the Spektrum book series.