Hamid Tafazoli (Dr. phil. habil.) born in 1968, is Privatdozent for German Literature at the Faculty of Linguistics and Literature of the University of Bielfeld. Habilitation: University of Bielefeld (2017), Ph.D.: University of Münster (2006). He was Feodor Lynen Fellow of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Department of Germanics of the University of Washington (Seattle, WA, USA) and Senior Researcher at the Institute for German Language, Literature und for Intercultural Studies of the Universität Luxembourg.