Wiegandt teaches literature at the Barenboim-Said Akademie. His interests
include postcolonial and world literature, migration literature, early modern
literature and culture, literary anthropology and the intersections of
philosophy and literature.
English and German literature and philosophy at Universität Freiburg, Yale
University and Freie Universität Berlin, from which he received his doctoral and
professorial degrees. He held a visiting professorship at the University of
Cape Town from 2011 to 2012. In 2014 he was elected member of the German Young
Academy at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the
German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. From 2016 to 2018 he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the
Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School for Literary Studies at Freie Universität
Berlin and in 2018 was
awarded a Heisenberg Fellowship at Universität Tübingen by the German Research
winter term 2020-21 he is visiting professor at Universität Freiburg/Breisgau.