Main Focus

  • Historical anthropology of the body and the senses
  • Sound history
  • History of emotions
  • Religion and the secular


  • A Political and Cultural History of the Minute's Silence

Curriculum Vitae

  • Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
  • Researcher at the Centre Marc Bloch, French-German Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Doctoral Scholarship at the DFG-Graduiertenkolleg „Körper-Inszenierungen“, Institute for Theatre Studies, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Dr. Phil., Freie Universität Berlin
  • Diplom/Maîtrise Education Sciences (Freie Universität Berlin/Université Paris VIII Vincennes-St.Denis)

Selected Literature

  • „Soundproof Silences? Towards a Sound History of Silence“, International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity, 7 (2019).
  • „Secularising Silent Bodies. Emotional Practices in the Minute’s Silence“, In: Monique Scheer, Birgitte Schepelern Johansen, Nadia Fadil (eds.), Secular Bodies, Affects and Emotions: European Configurations, London, Oxford et al.: Bloomsbury, 2019.
  • „‘A complete suspension of all our normal activities‘: Praktiken des Nicht/Handelns in der Schweigeminute“, In: Theo Jung (ed.), Zwischen Handeln und Nichthandeln. Unterlassungspraktiken in der europäischen Moderne, Frankfurt, New York: Campus, 2019.
  • „Stille“, In: Daniel Morat, Hansjakob Ziemer (eds.), Handbuch Sound, Stuttgart: Metzler, 2018.
  • Menschengesichte. Max Picards literarische Physiognomik. Berlin: Akademie Verlag – De Gruyter, 2014.
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