Andréas-Benjamin Seyfert


Office Location

Phelps 6220


Andréas-Benjamin Seyfert focuses on integrating lost films into cultural history. Fluent in German and French, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and German literatures from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, along with a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. from UCLA. Ben also has a Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities and a Concentration in Gender Studies. As an educator, Ben prioritizes inclusivity and critical thinking. He's received awards for teaching, including Best Teaching Assistant for 2019-20 and a 2021 Collegium of University Teaching Fellows Award. In 2023, he was honored with the True Bruins R.A.I.S.E. award for supporting students in crisis. Ben is an active researcher, focusing on German film, art, and literature. His work has been recognized by institutions like the Mellon Foundation and the Leo Baeck Institute.


"Cinema of the Underprivileged: Heinrich Zille’s Influence in Weimar Film." Aesthetic in Transition: Visual Culture in the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany. Ed. Donna W. Brett and Deborah A. Barnstone. Bloomsbury Academic, Forthcoming, 2024. (Passed peer review.)
Enchanted by Cinema: Wilhelm Thiele Between Vienna, Berlin, and Hollywood. Co-edited with Jan-Christopher Horak, Berghahn Books, May 2024.
"Die Rückkehr eines Verschollenen: Die Auffindung und Restaurierung von Richard Taubers Tonfilmdebüt." Filmblatt 28, no. 81 (Spring 2023). Published by CineGraph Babelsberg e. V., Berlin-Brandenburgisches Centrum für Filmvorschung.
"Banning Jewishness: Stefan Zweig, Robert Siodmak, and the Nazis." Rethinking Jewishness in Weimar Cinema. Ed. Barbara Hales and Valerie Weinstein. Berghahn Books, 2021.
Andréas-Benjamin Seyfert. “Goethe lebt! Der Dichter als Filmgestalt.” Goethe als Literatur-Figur. Ed. A. Honold, E. A. Kunz, H.-J. Schrader. Wallstein Verlag, 2016.