Markus Wilczek is associate professor of Germanic languages and literatures at Tufts University. He studied German literature and language, political science, sociology, and pedagogy at the Georg-August-Universität in Göttingen (Staatsexamen, 2000). He came to the United States as a Fulbright scholar, and received his PhD from Johns Hopkins in 2007. His research has previously been supported by grants from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Harvard University Center for the Environment, where he served as a faculty associate. In addition, Professor Wilczek has been awarded a fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Currently, he is writing a book on literary, philosophical, and economic discourses of (sustainability) from the eighteenth century to the present. At the Rachel Carson Center, he will continue to work on this project and on a "Poetics of Radioactivity."