Mareike Stoll *15

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photo protrait of Marieke Stoll

Mareike Stoll is currently Research Associate at Weißensee Academy of Art, Berlin. Mareike’s research combines the reading of images and texts. She 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 photo books by photographers Abisag Tüllmann, Jitka Hanzlová, and Michael Schmidt, as well as on language as a container of collective memory in Uwe Johnson’s Jahrestage and Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me.

Mareike earned her M.A. in Comparative Literature at Freie Universität Berlin and in Art History at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in 2005. She further holds a certificate in Princeton’s Program of Media and Modernity (2011). Between 2005 and 2008 she worked as a full-time gallery assistant at a gallery specializing in photography. By now, she has been teaching German as a Second Language to college students for more than 9 years, at Princeton and Bard College Berlin, and has contributed to der|die|das, a highly innovative website for beginner’s German developed in Princeton by James Rankin. Her first 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 2018.

Dissertation:

Schools for Seeing: German Photobooks between 1924 and 1937 as Perception Primers and Sites of Knowledge

Advisers:
Michael Jennings, Sigrid Weigel
Current Position:
Bard College Berlin