Dr. Selim Rauer
Dr. Selim Rauer is a Felix Posen post-doctoral fellow and junior faculty at the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Rauer received his Ph.D. from the Department of French & Italian at the University of Minnesota in the Twin-Cities. His research is interdisciplinary and examines traumatic and post-traumatic memories attached to colonialism and the Shoah in the context of the Anthropocene. It discloses ethical, historical, and geopolitical inquiries through the lens of exilic literary narratives. His areas of expertise and teaching interests include political theory, biopolitics, postcolonial and post-Shoah theory, postwar theater aesthetics, antisemitism, and islamophobia. He is the author of a novel, La passion de Pier (Perséides, 2007); a biographical essay, Freddie Mercury (Fayard, 2008); and several collections of poems, among them Landscape and Le sable et le couteau (Sine Causa, 2010). He has published in various literary and academic peer-reviewed journals such as La règle du jeu (Grasset), Africultures (L’Harmattan), and more recently La revue littéraire (Léo Scheer), Modern Drama (Toronto University Press), and Research in African Literatures (Indiana University Press). He is currently working on his new book project deriving from his doctoral thesis.