Author||Books Echoes of violence|
|Born 18 August 1967 (age 49) (1967-08-18) Mülheim an der Ruhr|
Organization Der Spiegel Yale University
Awards Das politische Buch, Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis, Peace Prize of the German Book Trade
Education Goethe University Frankfurt, London School of Economics and Political Science, Harvard University
Similar Didier Eribon, Navid Kermani, Seyla Benhabib, Roger Willemsen, Alfred Herrhausen
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Carolin Emcke (born 18 August 1967) is a German author and journalist who worked for Der Spiegel from 1998 to 2006, often writing from areas of conflicts. In 2008 she published Stumme Gewalt (Mute Force) in memory of Alfred Herrhausen, who was killed by the Red Army Faction in 1989. In 2013 she wrote her autobiography, Wie wir begehren (How we desire). She was awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade in 2016.
- Carolin emcke dankesrede friedenspreis des deutschen buchhandels 23 10 2016 ard
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Carolin Emcke was born in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Nordrhein-Westfalia, Germany, the daughter of an Argentinian mother and a German father. She received her Abitur in 1986. She studied philosophy, political science, and history in Frankfurt am Main, at the London School of Economics, and at Harvard University. She was promoted to Doctor of Philosophy in Frankfurt by Axel Honneth with the thesis Kollektive Identitäten: sozialphilosophische Grundlagen. From 1998 to 2006 she worked for Der Spiegel, reporting often from areas of conflicts, such as Afghanistan, Columbia, Gaza, Iraq, Lebanon and Pakistan In 2003/04 she was a lecturer for Political Theory at Yale University.
From 2004 Emcke has moderated a monthly discussion Streitraum at the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz in Berlin. In 2006 and 2007 she worked as an advisor of the Hamburg Media School. She has been a freelance writer from 2007, writing for papers such as Die Zeit and the Süddeutsche Zeitung. From 2014 she has been on the jury of the Bayerischer Buchpreis.
Emcke has held seminars and lectures on topics such as globalisation, theories of violence, and cultural identity. In 2008 she published Stumme Gewalt – Nachdenken über die RAF (Mute Force – Reflections on the Red Army Faction)), a memorial to her godfather, Alfred Herrhausen, who was killed by the Rote Armee Fraktion on 30 November 1989. This work encourages dialogues between groups in societies, dialogues without violence, revenge and disrespect. She received the Theodor Wolff Prize for the text.
In her 2013 autobiography, Wie wir begehren (How we desire), she described the discovery of her homosexuality, as well as the social exclusion she experienced after her coming out. In January 2014, she conducted an interview with Thomas Hitzlsperger about his coming out for Die Zeit.
Emcke held the speech for the opening of the 2016 Ruhrtriennale, on the topic translation. She was awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade on 23 October 2016 at the Paulskirche, with a laudation by Seyla Benhabib.