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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.

  • Stephen Hinton

    Stephen Hinton

    Avalon Foundation Professor of Humanities and Professor, by courtesy, of German Studies

    BioSpecial fields: aesthetics, history of theory, music of Weill, Hindemith and Beethoven.

    Stephen Hinton is the Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University, Professor of Music and, by courtesy, of German. From 2011-15 he served as the Denning Family Director of the Stanford Arts Institute. From 2006–2010 he was Senior Associate Dean for Humanities & Arts. He is currently chairman of the Department of Music, having previously served in that position from 1997–2004 and 2000-2021. Before moving to Stanford, he taught at Yale University and, before that, at the Technische Universität Berlin. His publications include The Idea of Gebrauchsmusik; Kurt Weill: The Threepenny Opera for the series Cambridge Opera Handbooks; the critical editions of Die Dreigroschenoper (with Edward Harsh) and Happy End (with Elmar Juchem) for the Kurt Weill Edition; Kurt Weill, Gesammelte Schriften (Collected Writings, edited with Jürgen Schebera, and issued in 2000 in an expanded second edition); and the edition of the Symphony Mathis der Maler for Paul Hindemith’s Collected Works.

    He has published widely on many aspects of modern German music history and theory, with contributions to publications such as Handwörterbuch der musikalischen Terminologie, New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, and Funkkolleg Musikgeschichte. He has also served as editor of the journal Beethoven Forum. His book Weill’s Musical Theater: Stages of Reform, the first musicological study of Kurt Weill’s complete stage works, won the 2013 Kurt Weill Prize for distinguished scholarship in musical theater. Together with the St. Lawrence String Quartet, he produced the series of online courses called Defining the String Quartet focusing on the music of Haydn (2016) and Beethoven (2019).

  • 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.

  • Nadeem Hussain

    Nadeem Hussain

    Associate Professor of Philosophy and, by courtesy, of German Studies

    BioI received my B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University in 1990. I then went to the Department of Philosophy at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I completed a Ph.D. there in 1999. I also spent the academic year of 1998-99 at Universität Bielefeld in Germany. I have been teaching at Stanford since 2000.