Sigrid Weigel

Portrait Sigrid Weigel
© Hartwig Klappert

born in Hamburg in 1950, is a literary and cultural science scholar. She held academic posts in Hamburg, Essen, Zurich, Potsdam, Princeton and was the director of the Center for Literary and Cultural Research in Berlin from 1999 to 2015. She has published on authors such as Heine, Freud, Warburg, Benjamin, Scholem, Arendt, Bachmann, on topics such as memory, generations, topography, and image theory, and co-edited the works of Susan Taubes.