Jake Fraser received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010 and joined the German Department in the fall of 2011. He has also studied at Berlin’s Humboldt and Freie Universitäten as well as the IKKM of Weimar. His dissertation attempts a media-history of Nachträglichkeit; research interests include 18th-20th century German literature, media theory and history, Begriffsgeschichte, structuralist and post-structuralist literary theory, German and French lyric poetry, and systems theory. Publications on structuralism and Lévi-Strauss, Kleist and information warfare, and the conceptual history of media usage are forthcoming; published academic translations include Friedrich Kittler, Anselm Haverkamp and Bernhard Waldenfels. From 2016-17, he will be a fellow in the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies.