My time and energy is dedicated to writing and learning. A University of St Andrews and University of Goettingen alumnus, I have been a PhD student in Modern History at the former and was recently a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. I cover football, economic affairs and historical topics for a variety of media outlets, with bylines in Neue Zürcher Zeitung, ZEIT Online, Der Tagesspiegel, 11 Freunde, The Times, The Spectator, The Ringer,,, and many others. I once was a foreign correspondent for the German Press Agency dpa, a broadcast journalist for German television, a football columnist for a Japanese magazine, a pundit on BBC, a ringside photographer in London, a scatterbrained student in Istanbul, an overworked researcher in Parisian archives, a guide in Indian metropolises, a city councillor at 19, and a few other things. My academic and journalistic articles have been published in various languages including English, German, French, Italian, Russian, Arabic, and Japanese. Unfortunately, I only speak some of them.