Jule Govrin is a philosopher, her research is situated at the interface of political theory, social philosophy and aesthetics. She studied philosophy and literary studies at the Free University of Berlin and the University of Paris VIII, worked at the Institute for Queer Theory and wrote her doctoral thesis on the theoretical history of desire and economics. She is currently working at the Philosophy Department of the Europa University Flensburg and examines the relationship between authenticity, authority and politics of affect in the political history of ideas in modern and late modernity. She is the author of Sex, God and Capital. Houellebecq's Submission between Neo-Reactionary Rhetoric and Post-Secular Politics (2016). In addition to her academic work, she is also a journalist, e.g. for ZEIT Online, SPIEGEL Online and konkret.