Volker studied Political Science, Modern History, and Psychology at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. In 2008, he completed his M.A. degree with a thesis on political violence in the work of Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre. After two years of living and working in Tel Aviv and Berlin, he went on to earn his M.A. degree in North American Studies at Freie Universitt Berlin. His research interests include Marxism, Critical Theory, Politics and Culture, Political Economy, intellectual history, and labor and social movements.