Jonathan-Rafael Balling

Jonathan-Rafael Balling

Ph.D. Student in German Studies, admitted Autumn 2018
Ph.D. Minor, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
M.A., Comparative Literature (Major), Spanish (Minor), and Religious Studies (Minor), Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen 

Before coming to Stanford, Rafael studied Comparative Literature, Spanish, and Religious Studies at Eberhard-Karls-Universtät Tübingen and Universidad de Sevilla. He previously taught courses on Jewish literature at the Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt/Oder and the University of Texas, El Paso.

His research interests include German-Jewish literature and thought and Modern Yiddish literature, as well as Queer, Feminist, and Transgender Studies.



Research Interests

  • German Languages, Literatures, and Cultures


  • Literary and Cultural Theory


  • Women’s Studies