Andrew Brandel

Cultural anthropologist in Baltimore, Maryland

Andrew Brandel

Cultural anthropologist in Baltimore, Maryland

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I recently completed my PhD in Anthropology at The Johns Hopkins University, in the fall of 2016 will be a Visiting Fellow at the Institute für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen in Vienna. My first book examines how the identification of German culture with the literary today continues to play a crucial role in the negotiation of the past, the experience of the present, and the articulation of a hope for the future. Through my fieldwork in Berlin, I track how the literary offers resources for imagining ordinary life anew, but also how those efforts can stumble or fail. Each chapter explores a different figuration of literary thought, as expressed in the lives and work of readers and writers, poets and booksellers, exiles and translators.

  • Education
    • Johns Hopkins University