“My primary goals as a teacher are to introduce students to complex and interesting material, to foster a love of learning (especially independent, self‐ directed learning) and to help students master the skills of critical reading and thinking, analytic and creative writing, and research.”

Seth Rogoff has been teaching history, literature, writing, and the humanities for seven years in higher education. He has also worked as an editor, literary translator, writer, and research analyst. Together with a partner, he has published two translations of works by Franz Kafka, including the novel The Castle.


● Grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Commission, the Ford Foundation, the Freie Universität Berlin, and the German Academic Exchange Service.


Seth spends most of his non‐teaching time with his wife and two kids, moving slowly around their home city of Berlin, Germany, on buses and subways (they don’t own a car). In the rare gaps between work and family, he tries to go (at least in his imagination) to the mountains or the sea. He is always very happy to play a game of chess or to go for a jog. In the right context, he enjoys a game of table tennis.