- Associate Professor
- San Diego State University
I am an associate professor of German and European Studies at SDSU. My research examines the interface between literature and politics, philosophy, and the visual arts in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. I have published articles on iconic postwar writers including Heinrich Böll and Paul Celan, on literary institutions, such as Gruppe 47 and the Ingeborg Bachmann Preis, on theories of reading, and on the aesthetics and politics of early post-World War II literature. My recent focus has been on German-language writers who have contributed to transnational and global debates from the 1950s to the present. My teaching covers any aspect of German literature and culture from medieval to present-day Germany. It also covers culture and politics in contemporary Europe.