is a German theater scholar currently affiliated as a Feodor Lynen research fellow to the Department of German Studies at New York University (until Oct 2020). Having worked particularly on the history of the baroque theater and of the ancient chorus, he holds his PhD and his habilitation from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. He also held research positions and host professorships at the universities of Vienna and Düsseldorf. His current research focuses on the history of the chorus and on questions of governmentality and taking care. He is the author of Das Reale der Perspektive: Der Barok, die Lacan’sche Psychoanalyse und das “untote” in der Kultur (Berlin: Theater der Zeit, 2013) and Chor-Denken. Sorge, Wahrheit, Technik (Paderborn: Fink, 2020)
Besides his academic activities he worked as an editor and regular author for the German theater magazine Theater der Zeit (2007–2013) and has been cooperating as a dramaturge with directors and performers Johannes Schmit and Hans-Peter Litscher.