Mareike Stoll is currently a Lecturer for German at Bard College Berlin, Germany. At Princeton, she was Lecturer in the German Department from September 2015 to June 2016. She defended her dissertation on German photobooks of the 1920s and 1930s in October 2015 and is currently working on a German book with the working title "ABC der Bilder. Photobücher der Weimarer Republik" for which she was awarded a publication fellowship by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie (DGPh) in November 2015. The book is scheduled to be published in the summer of 2017 with Kettler Verlag.
Mareike joined the doctoral program in Princeton in 2008 after completing her M.A. in Comparative Literature at the Freie Universität Berlin and in Art History at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin in 2005, and has earned her Princeton M.A. in German Studies in 2011. She further holds a certificate in Princeton's Program of Media and Modernity. Before coming to Princeton, she worked for gallery Kicken Berlin for almost 3 years, where she handled sales and client relations, and everything pertaining to the contemporary photographers represented by the gallery.
During the academic year 2011/2012 she was a guest scholar at the ZfL (Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung) in Berlin and in the summer of 2013 she spent four months at the University of Constance (Universität Konstanz) as a guest doctoral student in the Graduiertenkolleg “Das Reale in der Kultur der Moderne.” Her research interests include concepts of emptiness in literature and photography, and the relationship of story-telling to history and images. She has published articles on crime scenes and the notion of guilt as connected to capitalism in the work of Walter Benjamin, on photographers Joachim Brohm and Eugène Atet and Michael Schmidt, on Handschrift and Schreibmaschine in the correspondence between Ingeborg Bachmann and Paul Celan, and most recently, on the city in German post-war photobooks by Abisag Tüllmann and Jitka Hanzlová. Mareike has taught language classes in a variety of contexts, here at Princeton and in Princeton's abroad programs (in Munich and Vienna), and has taught precepts in the English Department (on American Cinema) and Art & Archaeology.