She studied Philosophy in London, Frankfurt and Harvard and did her thesis on the concept of collective identities. Between 1998 and 2013 she worked as a journalist in various zones of conflict. For the 2003-2004 academic year she was visiting lecturer at Yale University, where she gave classes in Political Theory. As an independent journalist and essayist, she currently participates in different artistic interventions and projects, such as the Telling the War event series held by the Berlin House of World Cultures. For more than ten years, Carolin Emcke has been organizing and moderating a monthly debate event at the Schaubühne Theatre in Berlin. Her work has won her numerous accolades, including the Theodor Wolff Prize.
In her emphatic and brilliant non-fiction book, Gegen den Hass (Against Hate), the intellectual Carolin Emcke reflects on the big questions of our time: fanaticism, racism and growing mistrust with, if not outright hostility to, democracy. A plea in defence of plurality of thought, tolerance and freedom.