Armin Wühle grew up in a village near Munich. He studied Creative Writing and Journalism at the University of Hildesheim. Together with other activists, he initiated public art performances that demanded political asylum for whistleblowers or called for sea rescue programs in the Mediterranean. He works as a freelance journalist and writer. He was awarded with a literary scholarship by the Ingeborg-Bachmann-Prize in 2015. Currently he’s finishing his Master’s Degree at Leibniz University Hanover, being enrolled in an interdisciplinary course with emphasis on globalization, postcolonialism and migration. Alongside his studies, he works for a NGO that provides help for traumatized refugees. With his writing, he wants to contribute to a strong movement against inequality and human rights violations.
Updated June 2016
More from Armin Wühle
To Those Who Die at Our Borders
A photo series, embedded in an online-project, that raises awareness for the continuing humanitarian crisis at the EU-borders
"Every week I could be ashamed of Europe several times"
2016 Sarajevo Senior Fellow Armin Wühle publishes interview with Karin Loos, Head of the Refugee Council in Lower Saxony, in German magazine Migazin.