Ben Miller is a writer and researcher living in Berlin. Currently an MA student in Global History at the Freie Universität, his work focuses on the transnational intellectual and cultural history of Modern gay and lesbian movements, examining links to anthropology and visual culture under the rubric of “primitivist homopoetics.” He has received research grants from the DAAD and has taught on queer history, literature, and visual cultures at the Humboldt Universität. His essays, fiction, and criticism have been published in Slate, Jacobin, VAN Magazine, and Tin House. He is a member of the board of the Schwules Museum, the world’s largest institution devoted to archiving and preserving LGBTQI* histories and visual cultures. His website is www.benwritesthings.com/.
I Embrace You All: Ronald M. Schernikau and the Queer Left
A look at the writing of Ronald M. Schernikau, a unique figure within the German left whose homosexuality inspired a Whitmanesque expansive politics....