Graduate Resident Fellow
Jonathan studies secrets and secrecy, and is a PhD student in the English department.
Jonathan was born in Berlin, Germany, into a bilingual family; his father is a member of the German executive branch and occasional diplomat, and his mother is a translator and artist from California. Jonathan has a particular fondness for learning languages, and knows a number of them fairly well.
Jonathan has always had a little too much curiosity for his own good and wasted his youth on adventure. He also completed military service, for which he was deployed to Africa, and has a lot of other great stories from internships at newspapers and similar assignments, which have included street riots, Supreme Court justices, Middle Eastern fanatics, and corrupt police officers in the methlands of the Deep South. Jonathan teaches English courses, which last year were about mystery fiction and spy fiction, and in 2016/17 will be about political secrecy.
Jonathan enjoys soccer, sailing,
running, British television, keeping up with current events (especially on
security, intelligence, and foreign relations), and connecting interesting
people with other interesting people. He is unhealthily addicted to coffee and
to great stories.
Jonathan is the GRF in charge of the Language House in Boldt Hall, and he looks forward to meeting residents from all the parts of Cook House. Come visit him in his office anytime. He'll be somewhere between the stacks of library books.