In Fall 2011 I will begin not just my tenure as Faculty Fellow here at Forbes College, but also as Cone-Haarlow-Cotsen Fellow in the Princeton Society of Fellows. I received my PhD in 2010 from the University of Chicago, where I wrote a dissertation on the emergence of German literary drama in the 17th and 18th centuries. In the course of my studies, I had the pleasure of spending extended periods of time in Europe, with stays in Berlin, Konstanz, and Basel. My interest in literature and the liberal arts more generally was first encouraged by my wonderful teachers at Columbia University, where I received my B.A. in Comparative Literature and Society.
This year, I will be co-teaching the ‘Approached to Western Culture’ sequence. I am certain that my own thought and research will be enhanced by the many discussions with Princeton students both inside the classroom and in the Forbes dining hall.
In addition to my intellectual interests, I am also an avid cyclist. I pursue my love for altitude both on dirt trails and the paved road. I am very excited to explore the countryside around Princeton, but also to visit New York and Philadelphia. Opera, theater, music—there is much to see and do in Princeton and the environing area. I look forward to discovering these various exciting opportunities with you.
Please do not hesitate to say hello whenever you see my wife Saskia or me around Forbes. We are looking forward to participating in the daily life at the college.