Junhao Chen joined the Department in 2016. He graduated from New York University in 2014 with a B.A. in German Literature and Culture. In 2015, Junhao was awarded an MA in Comparative Literature from NYU where he wrote on the figure of the counselor in Shakespeare’s Richard II and Schiller’s Maria Stuart. He spent the 2015-2016 academic year at the University of Tübingen, studying Idealism, Arendt and Adorno. His interests include: literary, philosophical and visual discourses; microphenomenology of the political; Gerechtigkeit; psychoanalysis; political theology; Classicism; system theory.