He is a political scientist, historian, full professor for Eastern and Central European Studies at Chemnitz Technical University, a member of a range of German and German-Polish scientific organizations including the German Political Science Association, the German Association for East European Studies (DGO). One of the 5 multi-authored monographs finalized for publication by Garsztecki in 2008 is called The History Burden? The Collective Identity and History in Eastern Europe. Belarus, Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine.
Modern Europe dimensions in Central and Eastern Europe: Europeanization from below.