Author, scholar and journalist, musing and writing about culture and politics in a globalizing world. Lover of languages, practitioner of Wing Tsun, and arvid reader of comic books.


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 the history of political ideas.

Journalism (fjs, 2022).

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