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Stefani Engelstein
Professor of Germanic Languages and Literature, Duke University

Stefani Engelstein is professor of Germanic languages and literature at Duke University in North Carolina. Her latest book is Sibling Action: The Genealogical Structure of Modernity (2017).

Written by Stefani Engelstein