Sebastian Zerhoch studied Greek Philology and Jewish Studies in Heidelberg and Berlin. In 2014 he received his doctorate in Greek Philology from Freie Universität Berlin with a dissertation on the meaning and function of Erinys in ancient Greek literature and cult.
In June 2015 he joined Topoi as a postdoctoral fellow in the research project (C-2-4) Symposion as Space of Knowledge which is directed by Professor Renate Schlesier. Main focus of his research is the use of the ritual of libation as a metaphor in the ancient Greek texts of the classical period.