Max Koss is a Research Associate at Leuphana University Lüneburg, joining in March 2021. They received their PhD from the University of Chicago in 2019 with a dissertation on the German art nouveau periodical Pan (“The Art of the Periodical: Pan, Print Culture and the Birth of Modern Design in Germany, 1890-1900”). Prior to joining Leuphana University, Max was a doctoral fellow of the Kunsthistorisches Institut Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut and the Berlin State Museums/Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation. Max also held fellowships by the German Academic Exchange Service, the German Schiller Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and the French Heritage Society. Furthermore, Max holds an MA degree from the University of Chicago, an MA degree from the Courtauld Institute of Art, and a BSc in Economic History from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Max has spent time in various internship roles at the Smart Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and the Kunstbibliothek of the Berlin State Museums.