Rajvi Thakore

Graduate Student


Rajvi Thakore is a second-year graduate student in the Department of German Studies at Cornell University. She hails from Ahmedabad, India and has a BA (honours) in German Studies and MA in German Literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

In the course of writing her MA thesis entitled „Begrifflichkeit und Begreifbarkeit: eine sprachkritische Untersuchung zwischen Erkenntniskritik und Kulturkritik“, her interest arose in questioning ideas of communication beyond conventional language. It is her own preoccupation with these inquiries which has brought her to Cornell and she is keen on exploring how notions of identities such as “self”, “I”, and “person” emerge in acts of interlocution, as thematised, particularly, in the works of Martin Buber and Vilém Flusser amongst others.

Rajvi is also an active member of the Cornell Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GPSA) and believes in student advocacy and community engagement.


The Dialogical Self – Mediating between Martin Buber, Vilém Flusser, and Hubert Hermans. Presented at the symposium "New Directions in German Studies", Cornell University, March 2023

Courses taught:

GERST 1220 - Exploring German Contexts II