Ute Frevert is a historian and director of the Max-Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, where she has led the “History of Emotions” research area since 2008. Previously, she was a professor at Yale University in the USA, as well as at Bielefeld University, the University of Konstanz and FU Berlin. In 1998, she received the Leibniz Award from the German Research Foundation. In 2016, she received the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, first class. She is a member of a number of national and international academies.