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        Sami Khatib

        writer and lecturer, Berlin/Beirut

      1. Sami Khatib is a writer and lecturer. He earned his PhD degree in Media and Communication Studies from Freie Universität, Berlin (2013). In 2015 he was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the American University of Beirut (AUB). Previously he was a researcher at the Theory Department of the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht (2012). His main research interests are in Walter Benjamin Studies, Critical Theory, Psychoanalysis, Modern Continental Philosophy, Art Theory, and German Studies. Recent publications include: Politics of "Pure Means": Walter Benjamin on Divine Violence (2015); Walter Benjamin and the Subject of Historical Cognition (2015); Messianisches Medium. Benjamins Sprachpolitik (2014); ‘To Win the Energies of Intoxication for the Revolution’: Body Politics, Community, and Profane Illumination (2014); and “Teleologie ohne Endzweck”: Walter Benjamin’s Ent-stellung des Messianischen (2013).[1] Khatib lives and works in Berlin and Beirut. [Last updated 2016]