Eric Langenbacher is a Teaching Professor and Director of the Senior Honors Program in the Department of Government, Georgetown University, where he teaches courses on comparative politics, political culture, and political films.
His dissertation,“Memory Regimes and Political Culture in Contemporary Germany,” was defended with distinction in September 2002. He is the co-author of "The German Polity, 10th edition" and 11th edition. He has also published edited volumes, "Launching the Grand Coalition: The 2005 Bundestag Election and the Future of German Politics," "Power and the Past: Collective Memory and International Relations", "Between Left and Right: The 2009 Bundestag Election and the Transformation of the German Party System," "From the Bonn to the Berlin Republic: Germany at the Twentieth Anniversary of Unification", "Dynamics of Memory and Identity in Contemporary Europe", and "The Merkel Republic: An Appraisal."
His research interests center on political culture, collective memory, political institutions, public opinion and German and European politics. He has published in German Politics and Society, German Politics, The International Journal of Politics and Ethics and in numerous edited volumes.