PhD, Yale 2017
MPhil, Yale 2014
MA, Yale 2013
BA, European University Viadrina 2010
My primary fields of study are comparative literature, philosophy, media studies, and environmental humanities. I work on material from the 16th to the 21st century.
I completed my PhD in 2017 with distinction in the German Department at Yale University, and spent the year 2013/2014 as a fellow in the "Technologies of Knowledge" program for the integrated humanities funded by the Mellon Foundation. 2017-18 I was a Lector of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Yale University, and since 2018/19 I am a Postdoc and Lecturer in German and Comparative Literature at Princeton University.
In June and July 2021 I will be a Junior Fellow at the Peter Szondi-Institut and the Dahlem Humanities Center at Freie Universität Berlin.
I am currently completing my first book Against Rhetoric: Civic Storytelling and the Rise of Short Forms (under contract with Zone Books).
published in June 2020:
Hans Blumenberg, History, Metaphors, Fables. A Hans Blumenberg Reader, edited, translated, and with an introduction by Hannes Bajohr, Florian Fuchs, and Joe Paul Kroll, 624 pages, Cornell University Press.
reviews: Bruce Krajeweski at Critical Inquiry; Robert Pippin at Philosophical Quarterly
interview at the Journal of the History of Ideas Blog (& Part II)
New Courses taught:
ARC 302 / ART 347 Architectures of Transit: Mobile Structures in Art, Architecture, and Media (Spring 2020)
ECS 378 / GER 378 / ENV 378 Nature vs. Culture: A European Problem (Spring 2019 & Spring 2020)
COM 343 / ENG 243 / GER 343 Storytelling as Self Defense: Political Novellas (Fall 2019)
ECS 301 / EPS 301 Turning Points in European Culture (co-taught with Eileen Reeves) (Fall 2019)
LITR 427 / FILM 358 / GMAN 369 Image and Text: The Double of Interpretation (co-taught with Rüdiger Campe) (Spring 2016)
GMAN 177 Intro to German Film and Literature: Questions of the State (Fall 2017)
GMAN 173 Intro to German Lyric Poetry: Precarious Nature (Spring 2018)
B.A. LIT Literatur und Kleine Form: Anekdote, Fabel, Kalendergeschichte, Novelle, Fall (Spring 2015)