Arvi Sepp studied German and English Philology, Sociology, and Literary Theory in Leuven, Louvain-la-Neuve, Berlin and Gießen. He is currently Professor in German Literature and Culture at the University of Antwerp and in Translation Studies and German at the Free University of Brussels (VUB). He was awarded the Fritz Halbers Fellowship Award (Leo Baeck Institute), the Tauber Institute Research Award (Brandeis University), the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture Award, the Prix de la Fondation Auschwitz, and the Prize for Research Communication of the Royal Flemish Society of Belgium for the Arts and Sciences. He published on translation studies, autobiography studies, German-Jewish literature, and literary theory. He has published the book-length study Topographie des Alltags. Eine kulturwissenschaftliche Lektüre von Victor Klemperers Tagebüchern 1933-1945(2016).