M.A. in Medieval German Literature at Freie Universität Berlin
B.A. in Germanic Studies/Philosophy at Universität Potsdam


After completing a professional training in renewable energy and energy management, Steve decided to seek a different profession and study humanities. He majored in Germanic Studies at the University of Potsdam, where he was first introduced to medieval literature on the example of the Old English elegy “The Wanderer,” which fascinated him (enough to get it tattooed) and sparked his interest in premodern European literature. During his studies at the Freie Universität Steve specialized in medieval and early modern texts. His research interests include Arthurian literature, heroic epics and othering in premodern texts. He is excited about the opportunity to work and study at UBC.

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