Felix Lang studied Arabic and Social Anthropology at the University of St. Andrews from 2005 to 2009, before writing his M.A. dissertation on the impact the commodification of the music of the Sufi Gnaoua brotherhood has had on the soundscape of the Moroccan town of Essaouira. In 2014 he completed a PhD in Arabic Literature and Culture at the University of Marburg with a thesis entitled "Imperative to Remember? The Lebanese Literary Field and the Post-Civil War Novel" which has been published as The Lebanese Post-Civil War Novel: Memory, Trauma, and Capital with Palgrave Macmillan (2016). He is now a postdoctoral research fellow in the department of Arabic Literature and Culture at the University of Marburg and coordinator of the "Figures of Thought | Turning Points"research group (DFG-Leibniz). Currently, he is working on a postdoc project on the role of public diplomacy organisations in contemporary MENA cultural production.