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Erik Born

Erik Born

Goldwin Smith Hall, Room 182



A Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Society for the Humanities, Erik Born is a recent graduate from the University of California, Berkeley, where he received a concurrent PhD in German Studies and Medieval Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Film & Media Studies. His research and teaching focus on relations between old media and new media, and particularly on questions of mobility. He is the co-editor of a volume on the figure of the neighbor in German modernity, and the author of articles on early avant-garde films and medieval media theory, as well as translations and book reviews on topics in film and media studies. His current project examines the emergence of wireless technologies around 1900, drawing on insights from the fields of media archaeology and the study of cultural techniques.

Office Hours
W 3:00-4:15pm & by appointment


  • German Studies
  • Society for the Humanities