Stefan Andriopoulos' areas of teaching and research focus on German and European literature, media history, and interrelations of literature and science from 1750 to the present. He is the author of Ghostly Apparitions: German Idealism, the Gothic Novel, and Optical Media (Zone Books, 2013), which was named "book of the year" in Times Literary Supplement and which has also been published in German and Brazilian Portuguese translation. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung described its readings of Kant, Hegel, Schiller, and Schopenhauer as "persuasive, precise, and elegant." His previous book Possessed: Hypnotic Crimes, Corporate Fiction, and the Invention of Cinema won the 2009 SLSA Michelle Kendrick award for best academic book on literature, science, and the arts. It has also been published in English, German, and Portuguese.
Andriopoulos' articles have appeared in such journals as Critical Inquiry, ELH, American Literature, Representations, New German Critique, and the Deutsche Vierteljahrsschrift. He has co-edited a special issue of Grey Room "On Brainwashing: Mind Control, Media, and Warfare" (2011). Other books, published in German, include a monograph on Accident and Crime: Configurations between Literary and Legal Discourse around 1900 (Centaurus, 1996), and two co-edited volumes, 1929: Contributions to an Archaeology of Media (Suhrkamp, 2002) and Addressing Media (DuMont, 2001).
Stefan Andriopoulos has held visiting professorships at Harvard University, in the Department of the History of Science, at the Bauhaus University Weimar, in the Research Center "Medial Historiographies," and at Cologne University, in the Research Institute "Media, Culture, Communication." He received the Columbia Distinguished Faculty Award for his teaching, research, and mentoring, and he was chair of the department from 2011 to 2014. Together with Brian Larkin he is co-founder of the Center of Comparative Media. He also serves as a contributing editor of New German Critique.