Felix Brinker studied American studies and political science at the University of Hannover as well as at the University of the West of England in Bristol. He is enrolled in the MA program Advanced Anglophone studies at the University of Hannover and plans to continue his studies in a doctoral program. Currently, he is preparing an MA thesis on Fringe and the aesthetics of conspiracy in contemporary American television series. He is interested in cultural studies, Frankfurt School critical theory, television studies, contemporary American literature, and popular culture in general. In Hannover, he works as a student assistant for a research project on Serial Figures in Media Change, which is part of a larger research unit on Popular Seriality—Aesthetics and Practice funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). His extracurricular interests include coffee and cigarettes, punk rock, photography, and discussing Marxist theory after dark.