Esther Adaire is a PhD student of Modern European History at the City University of New York Graduate Center, currently researching fascist aesthetics, as well as German post-war memory and society. She previously completed her MA in History at Goldsmiths, University of London, where for her thesis she wrote on symbolism and spectacle in Germany’s Third Reich. Her other research topics (have) include(d) violence, trauma, anti-Semitism, the history of philosophy, conceptual history, modernism and post-modernity.
Esther also holds a BA in Theatre & Performance, for which she studied the avant-garde art movements of the 20th century with a particular focus on the political theater of Tadeusz Kantor and Heiner Müller, as well as Antonin Artaud’s ‘Theater of Cruelty’.
She is partial to Bauhaus design and obscure electronic music.