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ISEK - Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies Popular Culture Studies

Malte Völk

Malte Völk, PD PhD

  • Privatdozent

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Research Interests

  • Cultural Studies of the aged and of dementia
  • Cultural history of mental illness
  • Cultural Theory
  • Popular Literature


  • 03/2015: Teaching Certificate for German as a Foreign Language (LMU München/Goethe-Institut/Studienkolleg Mittelhessen)
  • 02/2014: Dr. phil. at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Zurich, supervised by Prof. Dr. Harm-Peer Zimmermann (ISEK) and Prof. Dr. Franziska Frei Gerlach (Deutsches Seminar). Further information (German)
  • 05/2008: MA: main subjects European Ethnology/Cultural Studies and German Language and Literature at Philipps-Universität Marburg
  • 2000: Abitur at Gymnasium Sarstedt/Deutschland

Work Experience

  • From 08/2015: Postdoctoral Researcher in the project Dementia as a Societal Challenge. Funded by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung Further information (German)
  • 2010–2013: PhD scholarship from the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung
  • 2010–2012: Lecturer at Philipps-Universität Marburg
  • 2003–2010: Freelancer and author for different local newspapers

Publications and academic teaching experience