Steve Weinberg is a first-year Ph.D student in the German department at Rutgers University. His research interests are the literature of Franz Kafka, German-Jewish studies, law and literature, humor and literature, and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. Before beginning his Ph.D, Steve spent three years living in the desert city of Be’er Sheva in Israel, where he began learning Hebrew and German. In Israel, Steve taught English to elementary schoolchildren and pursued an MA in Literature from Ben-Gurion University. Prior to moving to Israel, Steve attended law school and practiced law in an insurance defense firm in Philadelphia. He is also an aspiring author. He has self-published two fictional works. He has written a Bildungsroman about an American undergraduate student studying abroad in the South of France. He has also written a novella centering around the Coronation of Napoleon in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame.