Esther Adaire is a PhD student in Modern European History at the City University of New York Graduate Center, currently researching fascist aesthetics as well as German post-war memory and politics. She holds an MA in History from Goldsmiths, University of London, for which she wrote her thesis on symbolism and spectacle in Germany’s Third Reich. Her other research areas include violence, trauma, conceptual history, modernism and post-modernity.
Esther also has a BA in Theater & Performance, for which she studied the avant-garde art movements of the 20th century with a particular focus on memory and trauma in the work of Tadeusz Kantor, Heiner Müller and Antonin Artaud.
She is partial to Bauhaus design and obscure electronic music.