Expertise: Germanic Studies

Fields of interest:

  • literary theory
  • aesthetic theory
  • rhetoric
  • philosophy
  • the history of the German and the European novel
  • modernism
  • literature and life sciences (especially Immunology)
  • trauma and literature

In his work, he embeds German topics into a comparative perspective rooted in the classical traditions of rhetoric, aesthetics, and poetics as well as in the tradition of continental philosophy

He is currently working on two book projects: homo immunis examines exemption as a gesture defining sovereignty and its iconography from Greek antiquity to the twentieth century. The second, The Modernity of Insult, investigates the relationship between legitimization and affect.

Area of expertise:

  • German

I work on continental philosophy, the history of knowledge, trauma theory, aesthetic theory and the German and the European novel.


  • Culture
  • Germany
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
European Studies, Literature
PhD, Freie Universität, Berlin, 2006