Daniel Fehr is a Ph.D. candidate in the German Department and a freelance artist. Before he joined the program in 2008 he studied photography at the Zurich University of the Arts and the School of Visual Arts in New York. His academic research interests include interrelations between literature and religion from the 18th to the 20th century, culture practices, techniques of reading and writing, media theory and media philology. His dissertation, “Narrating Conversion: Religious and Political Conversions in German Modernity,” is situated in this context. In spring 2012 Fehr was a visiting doctoral student at the ETH, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and from 2012 to 2013 he worked at the Center for Literary and Cultural Research in Berlin. Currently he lives and works in Switzerland.