Ulrich Van Loyen

Ulrich van Loyen has obtained two PhDs in “Comparative Literature” at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich (2009), and in “Social Anthropology” at the University of Bern (2018). He is a Research Associate in Media Studies at the University of Siegen and both a scholar of German Literature and a Social Anthropologist by training. He has received numerous research grants, among others for his biographies on Franz Baermann Steiner and Norbert Elias. He has recently published the books Strände der Vernunft. Norbert Elias im inneren Afrika (2012), Neapels Unterwelt. Über die Möglichkeit einer Stadt (2018), and “Homo faber”, special issue of the Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaften.