Geoffrey Giles was born and educated in England. He examined the ideological indoctrination of university students in Nazi Germany for his doctoral dissertation at Cambridge University and received his Ph.D. in History in 1975. Dr. Giles acquired a position shortly thereafter at the Institute for Social and Policy Studies of Yale University and in 1978 joined the faculty of the History Department at the University of Florida, a position he continues to hold today. Professor Giles has firmly established himself as an expert in Holocaust and German history, as well as in the history of education, the social history of alcohol, and the history of sexuality. He is one of three honorary consultants to the Holocaust Educational Foundation, founded in 1994, and has sat on the editorial board of German Studies Review since 1990. Professor Giles was one of several specialists to speak at a path-breaking symposium on the Nazi persecution of homosexuals that was held in Saarbrücken, Germany in October 1996. He has also spoken and published extensively on Nazi attitudes towards sexuality, including “Sterilization, Castration and Nazi Justice” (1989), “The Pink Triangle: Nazis and Homophobia” (1996), and “Gays in the Holocaust: An Historical Perspective” (1997).