Dr. Matthias Harder gives courses on Berlin literature, architecture and cultural history.
He studied German literature, philosophy and law at the Freie Universität Berlin and obtained his doctorate in 1997. After his studies, he worked as a journalist and curator at the Art Academy in Berlin. After a number of short stays abroad, he taught at the Jagiellonen University (Krakow/Poland) from 1997 to 2003. He has been teaching at the Freie Universität Berlin since 2003; his main areas of interest are German literature and cultural history in the context of German as a foreign language, the history of architecture (in particular from the 19th century until today), and the cultural and political history of Berlin.