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  • Zach Haines

    Zach Haines

    Ph.D. Student in Music, admitted Autumn 2022
    Graduate Research Assistant, German

    BioZachary Haines is a PhD student in Musicology at Stanford University. He is both an active scholar and performer as a baritone, with research interests in the vocal repertoires of the late Renaissance and early Baroque.

  • Michael Huether

    Michael Huether

    Adjunct Professor, German

    BioFrom 1982 to 1987 I studied Economics and History at Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany; main fields: microeconomics, economic policy, public finance, international economics, economic history, German political history; from 1987 to 1990 Graduate Studies in Economics (Dr. rer. pol., summa cum laude). From 1991 to 1999 I served as Staff member and Secretary General of the German Council of Economic Experts; than I worked as Chief Economist at DekaBank (1999-2004). In 2001 I became Honorary Professor for Economics at the European Business School. Since 2004 I am Director of the German Economic Institute (Cologne), a private think tank that covers all aspects of economic development and economic policy in the national, European and global context. In 2009 I received the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany from the Federal President. 2016 I was Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor, Department of German Studies, Stanford.

    Among other things, I am Member of the Supervisory Board of Allianz Global Investors, Munich (since 2008); Chairman of the Supervisory Board of TÜV Rheinland AG, Cologne (since 2019), Deputy Chairman of the Board of Atlantik-Brücke (since 2019), and Member of the Board of Trustees of the German Development Institute, Bonn (since 2020).

    Selected current publications: Exhausted Globalisation. Between the Transatlantic Orientation and the Chinese Way, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Cambridge, 2018 (with Matthias Diermeier and Henry Goecke); When Low Interest Rates Cause Low Inflation (with Markus Demary), Intereconomics, Review of European Economic Policy, Vol. 50 (2015), No.6, pp. 350-354; Regional convergence in Europe (with Henry Goecke), Intereconomics, Review of European Economic Policy, Vol. 51 (2016), No. 3, pp. 165-171; Perception and Reality—Economic Inequality as a Driver of Populism? (with Matthias Diermeier), Analyse&Kritik, Journal of Philosophy and Social Theory, Vol. 41/2 (2019), pp. 337-357; Looking Back to the Future: Time Strata and Economic Analysis; Journal of Contextual Economics, Vol. 138 (2018), pp. 89-116; Why the COVID-10 Pandemic Could Increase the Corporate Saving Trend in the Long run (with Markus Demary and Stefan Hasenclever), Intereconomics, Review of European Economic Policy, Vol. 56 (2021), No. 1, pp. 40-44.

  • Fernando Martinez Periset

    Fernando Martinez Periset

    Ph.D. Student in Comparative Literature, admitted Autumn 2022
    Research Assistant, German

    BioHello, this is Fernando. Thanks for stopping by! Before joining Stanford's department of Comparative Literature as a doctoral student in 2022, I trained as a comparatist at Durham, the Sorbonne, Cambridge and Trinity College Dublin. At Stanford, I hope to be able to work with Roland Greene, Joshua Landy, Blair Hoxby and Patricia Parker at some point in the future as I continue to make progress in the program.

    In terms of research interests, the main issue I keep coming back to (which partly derives from my experiences studying in different countries) is how and why intercultural encounters function as driving forces of creative production in its different forms. With a focus on big-picture thinking and global perspectives in the study of cultural history, I see such creative practices at work in the overlaps among literature, art history and philosophy, particularly continental philosophy. More precisely, I believe I am drawn to two broad questions: how classical theories of ethics and subjectivity (like Stoicism and Epicureanism) produced changes in societal values within Early Modern culture, and how the Renaissance, in turn, shaped attitudes to selfhood in later movements, especially Romanticism. From the standpoint of transhistorical reception studies, I would like to explore the inner lives of people from the past as a way of finding questions that speak to our own present. That is why specific topics of interest include the intersections of literary forms with the history of emotions, the history of ethics, cognitive anthropology, psychology, migrations, intellectual history and religion. I like poetry (both studying it and writing it), the epic tradition as well as theatre. Beyond French, Latin, Spanish and English, I am expanding into Portuguese and Arabic.

    Some of my favourite authors include figures from Classical Antiquity and Early Modernity, such as Shakespeare, Milton, Montaigne, Racine, Seneca, Lucretius, Virgil, Homer, Quevedo, but also more recent figures whose work intervenes in and develops preexisting structures of ethics and emotions such as Byron, Coleridge, Joyce, Fitzgerald, Eliot, Camus, Sartre, Maryse Condé, Juan Rulfo, García Márquez... I look forward to discovering new, exciting figures.

    I would be delighted to hear from students and researchers (from Stanford and beyond!) with whom I could share intellectual interests, so please feel free to drop me a line.