Stuart Taberner (University of Leeds)

As Professor of German at the University of Leeds, UK, his research focuses on the relationships between politics and writing, the role of the German intellectual in the period after 1945, and literature after 1989. He has written on the Holocaust, its impact on post-unification Germany, ‘normalisation’ and national identity, and relationships between Germans and Jews, as expressed in film, literature and intellectual debate. He also worked extensively in South Africa, especially translating his research on Germany into public engagement, exhibitions, and other outreach activities relevant to the transformation of post-apartheid South Africa. A key partner is the South African Holocaust and Genocide Foundation. Stuart joined the UK Research Councils in January 2017, as the director of international and interdisciplinary research on a 24 month secondment, working on the Global Challenges Research Fund.

Stuart is the Co-Investigator on Phase 1 project ‘The Change makers‘ and Principal Investigator of ‘PRAXIS: Arts and Humanities for Global Development.

Related Profiles