is a theater scholar who has taught at the universities of Bochum, Düsseldorf, Stockholm and Vienna and was most recently affiliated as a Feodor Lynen research fellow at the Leibniz-Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, Berlin. Having worked on a wide range of issues concerning theater as well as questions of literature and media theory, Sebastian Kirsch holds his PhD (Das Reale der Perspektive, Berlin: Theater der Zeit, 2013) and his habilitation (Chor-Denken. Sorge, Wahrheit, Technik, Paderborn: Fink, 2020) from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. He also held research and fellowship positions at the universities of Vienna and Düsseldorf as well as at the New York University. Besides his academic work, Sebastian Kirsch worked as an editor and regular author for the German theater magazine Theater der Zeit (2007–2013) and has been cooperating as a dramaturg with directors and performers Johannes M. Schmit and Hans-Peter Litscher.