Magnus Nissel studies English Language, Literature and Culture, as well as Computer Science at the University of Gießen. After earning his first Staatsexamen for teachers, Magnus plans to do further research in the field of cultural studies, where he would like to pursue a multidisciplinary approach in the analysis of contemporary media. He is also interested in the study of language and develops software for the Old Bailey Corpus project. In his free time, Magnus enjoys literature, music, and games. He has recently started a web project that documents the portrayal of torture in pop culture. More information about this project is available on his web site www.u203d.net.