Rahel von Minden joined the NYU Department of German’s doctoral program in 2017. She received her BA from Freie Universität Berlin where she studied Comparative Literature and Film Studies. In 2015, Rahel continued her studies at Johns Hopkins University, completing her Master’s degree in German Literature in 2017. Rahel’s research interests include German literature of the 19th and 20th centuries, poetics of knowledge, psychoanalysis, media studies, as well as theories of the body and the grotesque.
In 2018, Rahel co-organized the NYU Department of German Graduate Conference which explored concepts of "sisterliness" in literature.