I am a writer, scholar and journalist, musing and writing about the intersection of culture and politics in the past and present. My interests include literature, martial arts, pop culture, traveling and foreign languages.


Oriental philology (oriental studies) and Islamic studies in Bochum; MA (2000) and Dr. phil. (2005); Modern Greek and Byzantine philology; Political science with a focus on intellectual history.

Journalism (fjs, 2020).

I am a former scholarship holder of the State of Israel, have spent a great deal of time in the Middle East and live in Germany.