Wolfgang Sofsky is a German philosopher, author, and professor of sociology at the University of Konstanz. He was born on August 27, 1952, in Wiesbaden, Germany. Sofsky's work focuses primarily on the areas of sociology, criminology, and social philosophy. He is known for his exploration of issues related to power, violence, and punishment, and has written extensively on topics such as prisons, surveillance, and the death penalty. Sofsky's notable works include "The Order of Terror: The Concentration Camp," "The Anatomy of Power," and "Traces of Terror: Counter-Terrorism Law, Policing, and Race." His writing is known for its interdisciplinary approach, drawing on sources from philosophy, sociology, and history to explore complex social and political issues. In addition to his work as an author and professor, Sofsky has also served in various advisory roles for the German government, including as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection. Sofsky's work has been widely recognized and he has received numerous awards for his contributions to the field of sociology and criminology.