Stefan Wellgraf has been a researcher in cultural and social anthropology in Frankfurt/Oder with a DFG position on the affects and aesthetics of exclusion since 2015. His research focuses include exclusion, immigration and popular culture. Wellgraf studied social and cultural studies in Berlin, Paris and Frankfurt/Oder and at the Transatlantic Graduate Research Program Berlin – New York. He completed his doctorate in 2012 with the thesis Hauptschüler. Zur gesellschaftlichen Produktion von Verachtung (On the social reproduction of contempt). Between 2013 and 2015 he worked as a researcher at the Johann Jacobs Museum in Zürich.