Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei (1983) is a philologist with a background in composition, linguistics, conceptual art, and philosophy, completing the PhD program at the European Graduate School under Avital Ronell with the dissertation Ptōsis: Prepositional Movement from Aristotle to Heidegger. Currently he is working on his second doctorate under Christopher Fynsk at the Centre for Modern Thought on issues of etymology and truth. Van Gerven Oei translated and/or published on the work of, among others, Jean Daive, Hervé Guibert, Werner Hamacher, Armando Lulaj, Dick Raaijmakers, Avital Ronell, Jonas Staal, and Nachoem Wijnberg. He recently published Lapidari (Brooklyn: Punctum Books, 2015), a three-volume catalogue of Albanian socialist monumentality and the reader Allegory of the Cave Painting (Milan: Mousse, 2015), together with Mihnea Mircan. As a specialist of the Old Nubian language, he is currently preparing A Grammar of Old Nubian (Leuven: Peeters, in preparation) and is editor-in-chief of Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies. He also directs project bureau for the arts and humanities The Department of Eagles and multilingual publishing house Uitgeverij. Van Gerven Oei lives and works in Tirana, Albania.