Kristie Macrakis is Professor in the School of History, Technology and Society at Georgia Tech. She received her Ph.D in the history of science from Harvard University. She came to Tech in 2009 and teaches courses in the history of science and espionage. Her books include Surviving the Swastika: Scientific Research in Nazi Germany (Oxford, 1994), Science Under Socialism: East Germany in Comparative Perspective (Harvard, 1997), East German Foreign Intelligence (Routledge, 2010) and Seduced by Secrets: Inside the Stasi's Spy-Tech World (Cambridge, 2008) (Translated into German, Czech and Slovak and a History Book Club Selection). She is also the author of over 30 articles. Macrakis's awards include fellowships from the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton,Fulbright as well as grants from the National Science Foundation, and the Humboldt Foundation. She is currently completing a book on the history of invisible ink.