Thorsten Welgen, M.A.

Thorsten Welgen studied Business Management (BWL) at the Philipps-Universität Marburg and finished with a thesis on “Credit Derivatives” in May 2002. From February 2003 to June 2009 he worked as a trader for equity derivatives for two banks at Paris and Hong Kong. From October 2009 to July 2012 he studied Europäische Literaturen at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. In his Master thesis he compared the figure of the speculator in Zola’s L’argent and DeLillo’s Cosmopolis. His interest is the representation of economical transactions against the background of ancient economical knowledge and its transformations in literature from “French Enlightenment to Modernity”.

Thorsten Welgen was a doctoral fellow at the Excellence Cluster and also has participated in the PhD program “Ancient Languages and Texts” (ALT) at Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS).