Nikolaus Müller-Schöll is chair of theatre studies at the Goethe-University in Frankfurt/Main and at the same time head of the master program in dramaturgy as well as of the international master in Comparative Dramaturgy and Performance Research. He curated numerous conferences and workshops. In 2016 he directed together with Gerald Siegmund the international congress “Theatre as critique” in Frankfurt and Gießen. He is currently Vice-President of the German Society for Theatre Studies (Gesellschaft für Theaterwissenschaft) and member of several boards and jurys.His major research interests are: Theatre studies as critical science, the question of alterity, the gesture, the fictioning of the political, theater as work on the evil, potentiality, representation “after Auschwitz”, theatre architecture as built ideology, dramaturgy as police and politics, identity politics and institutional critique. Furthermore he continues to work on the objects of his phd and his habilitation: Benjamin, Brecht, Heiner Müller, Kleist as well as the “Comical as paradigm of the experience of modernity”.