Christian Hoekema (°1996, Groningen) obtained Bachelors in History with honours and in Philosophy from the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and has recently completed a Research Masters from the Radboud University Nijmegen, with a thesis on German metaphorologist Hans Blumenberg and periodization. For this project, he conducted a research stay at the Royal Netherlands Institute Rome (KNIR).
During these studies, he also held two pre-doctoral internship. First, at the Centre for Advanced Study at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Oslo (CAS) in 2018/2019, where he attended the research group 'In Sync'. For the second, in 2022, he worked at the Leibniz-Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, Berlin (ZfL) as a research assistant to the research project ‘Das 20. Jahrhundert in Grundbegriffen. Lexikon zur politisch-sozialen und kulturellen Semantik in Deutschland‘.
Since 2023, he is conducting his PhD on the intersection of Romance and Germanic philologies at the ERC funded project ‘PhiSci: Philology as Science in 19th Century Europe’, led by prof. Paul M. Kurtz.
His research interests primarily concern history-of-science, conceptual history and historical criticism.