Stefani Engelstein

Associate Professor of German

Stefani Engelstein researches the ways Europeans have understood and classified themselves and others in knowledge-systems that span the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, particularly from 1750-1915, but with an eye on current repercussions. Such categories include race, sex, language family, religion, and species. Her current project, Sibling Action: The Genealogical Structure of Modernity, investigates genealogical sciences in the long nineteenth century which transformed contemporary terms in historical systems – whether languages, religions, races, nations, species, or subjects – into siblings of varying degrees

  • Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of Chicago, August 2001
  • MA. Comparative Literature. University of Chicago. June 1994
  • BA with Distinction in the Literature Major. Yale University. May 1992
Office Phone: 
(919) 660-3173
Office Location: 
116C Old Chemistry

Home Institution: Duke University

  • Romanticism and Idealism
  • Eighteenth Century
  • Nineteenth Century
  • Aesthetics
  • Ancient-Modern Relations
  • Disability Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Intellectual and Cultural History
  • Literary and Critical Theory, Philosophy and Literature
  • Political Theory
  • Science and Culture
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