Prof Dr Albrecht Beutelspacher

Prof Dr Albrecht Beutelspacher

Albrecht Beutelspacher studied mathematics, physics and philosophy in Tübingen. In 1973 he transferred to the University of Mainz, where he earned his doctorate in 1976 and qualified as a professor in 1980. Beginning in 1986 he worked as a research associate for Siemens AG in Munich. From 1988 to 2018 he was professor at the University of Gießen and since 2002 he has been director of the Mathematikum science museum in Gießen. He has written numerous popular science books and received many awards for his contribution to the popularisation of mathematics, including the Communicator-Preis (Communicator Award) of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) in 2000 and the Hessischer Verdienstorden (Hessian Order of Merit) in 2016.

Susanne Beyer

Susanne Beyer

Susanne Beyer studied German language and literature, history and journalism in Bamberg and Vienna. She then attended the Deutsche Journalistenschule (German School of Journalism) in Munich. For 17 years, she was culture editor at SPIEGEL, where she was responsible for non-fiction for several years. She subsequently co-headed the culture section. Beginning in 2015 she was acting editor-in-chief of SPIEGEL for four years. She now writes for SPIEGEL out of the main office in Berlin and for the culture section.

Klaus Kowalke

Klaus Kowalke

Klaus Kowalke was born in 1967 in Helmstedt, Brunswick Land, where he also grew up. He trained in business, did professional studies in economics and doctoral studies in philosophy and history in Berlin and Hamburg, and worked as a publisher at Kowalke & Co. in Berlin (1995–2001), a lecturer in philosophy (2001–2007) and a bookseller at “Lessing und Kompanie” in Chemnitz (since 2008).

Tania Martini

Tania Martini

Tania Martini, born in 1972, is political books and humanities editor at taz. She teaches sociology and cultural studies at various universities and regularly moderates discussions. She is a juror for the ZDF, Deutschlandfunk Kultur and Die Zeit best non-fiction list and lives in Berlin.

Helmut Mayer

Helmut Mayer

Helmut Mayer, born in 1961, studied in Vienna and subsequently worked as a freelance author and non-fiction and humanities editor and was responsible for a trade publisher’s science programme. Since 2008, he has been an editor of the “Feuilleton” supplement to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

Dr Emilia Zenzile Roig

Dr Emilia Zenzile Roig

Dr Emilia Roig is the founder and director of the Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ). She earned her doctorate on intersectional discrimination in France and Germany from the Humboldt University of Berlin and Science Po Lyon. She has taught intersectionality, critical race theory and post-colonial studies as well as international and European law in Germany, France and the United States. Since 2015, she has been a lecturer in the Social Justice Study Abroad Program of DePaul University of Chicago. From 2007 to 2011 she worked with GIZ (German Corporation for International Cooperation) in Cambodia, the United Nations in Tanzania and Uganda, and Amnesty International in Germany.

Dr Kia Vahland

Dr Kia Vahland

Dr Kia Vahland is an art historian, culture journalist and opinion editor for Süddeutsche Zeitung. She teaches at Ludwig Maximilian University and at the Deutsche Journalistenschule (German School of Journalism) in Munich. Her work has received, amongst other awards, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Michael-Althen-Preis für Kritik (Michael Althen Prize for Criticism). She is the author of numerous essays and non-fiction books. Most recently, Insel Verlag published her biography of the artist “Leonardo da Vinci und die Frauen” (“Leonardo da Vinci and Women”), which was nominated for the Leipziger Buchpreis (Leipzig Book Award) 2019 and has been translated into several languages.


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[Translate to Englisch:] Stiftung Buchkultur und Leseförderung

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[Translate to Englisch:] Deutsche Bank Stiftung

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MVB

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Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss