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Mareike Stoll

PhD in German Studies
Princeton University
Mareike Stoll holds a PhD from Princeton University and has been teaching German as a Second Language to college students for more than 8 years by now. She has contributed to a new online coursebook for learning German, developed in Princeton by James Rankin and defended her dissertation on German photobooks of the 1920s and 1930s in October 2015. She stayed in Princeton and worked as a full-time Lecturer in the German Department until June 2016 before returning to Berlin.  

Mareike earned her M.A. in Comparative Literature at Freie Universität Berlin and in Art History at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in 2005, and holds a Princeton M.A. in German Studies (2011). She further earned a certificate in Princeton's Program of Media and Modernity. Between 2005 and 2008 she worked as a full-time gallery assistant at a gallery specializing in photography, Kicken Berlin, earning hands-on experience in handling art-works, creating image constellations and helping to curate exhibitions.

Her book entitled ABC der Photographie. Photobücher der Weimarer Republik—for which she was awarded a research and publication grant by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie (DGPh)—was published with Walther König in January 2018. 

Mareike’s research interest is the reading of images and texts, and any combination thereof. Mareike has published articles on a variety of topics, such as the notion of guilt as connected to capitalism in the writings of Walter Benjamin, on cityscapes in German post-war photobooks by photographers like Abisag Tüllmann and Jitka Hanzlová, on the correspondence between Ingeborg Bachmann and Paul Celan, as well as most recently on metaphors of collective memory in Uwe Johnson’s Jahrestage and Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me.

Dr. Mareike Stoll
German Language
Email: m.stoll[at]berlin.bard.edu