Markus Heidingsfelder is Assistant Professor in the School of Arts and Sciences at Xiamen University Malaysia, China’s first overseas university. Prior to this position he took part in establishing Pakistan’s first liberal arts institution, Habib University. He has taught and conducted research at several German universities (Ludwig Maximilians University, Free University Berlin, Hafen City University Hamburg, German Journalist School Munich) and has written books and articles on Art, Architecture, Film, New Media, Popular Culture, and Politics. His latest book, Trump – beobachtet (Observing Trump), offers an alternative view of the phenomenon and will be published in 2020. Besides his academic credentials, he has over 30 years of overlapping experience as a communications professional – 10 years as editor-in-chief and producer (MTV, Viva Television), 20 years as a film writer and director, and 30 years as an independent print and online journalist.