Mareike Stoll

Mareike Stoll holds a PhD from Princeton University. Before moving to Berlin, she was Lecturer in the German Department at Princeton from September 2015 to June 2016. She defended her dissertation on German photobooks of the 1920s and 1930s in October 2015 and has just finished working on her German book entitled ABC der Photographie. Photobücher der Weimarer Republik for which she was awarded a publication fellowship by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie (DGPh) in November 2015. The book will be published with Walther König in January 2018. 

Mareike joined the doctoral program in Princeton in 2008 after completing her M.A. in Comparative Literature at the Free University Berlin and in Art History at Humboldt University 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. 

Mareike’s 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, Eugène Atget and Michael Schmidt, on Handschrift and Schreibmaschine in the correspondence between Ingeborg Bachmann and Paul Celan, and more recently, on the city in German post-war photobooks by Abisag Tüllmann and Jitka Hanzlová and Uwe Johnsons Jahrestage. Mareike has also contributed to a new online coursebook for learning German, developed in Princeton by James Rankin.