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Curriculum Vitae



University of Wisconsin-Madison
Doctoral Program in German Literature. Master of Arts Degree conferred May, 1998. Preliminary exams passed “with distinction” June, 2001. Major in German Literature. Dissertation title: “Other Reasons: Analogical Reasoning as a Heuristic in a Critical Aesthetic System.”

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
October, 2005–July, 2006.
Enrolled in the Germanistisches Institut.
Sponsored by Prof. Dr. Hartmut Böhme, Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut.

Pomona College, Claremont, California
Bachelor of Arts Degree conferred May, 1997. Majors in Mathematics and German Literature (Honors).

Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
Spring, 1996, Pomona College Study Abroad Program.
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Technical University, Budapest, Hungary
Fall, 1995, Budapest Semesters in Mathematics.
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Areas of Specialization

18th–20th-century German literature, 18th-century aesthetics, analogy and analogical reasoning, Romanian-German literature, Southeastern Europe and the Balkans. My dissertation focuses on analogical reasoning as a heuristic in aesthetic theory, with an emphasis on late 18th-century aesthetics.

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Teaching Experience

University of Alabama. Instructor, Department of Modern & Classical Languages, August, 2010–May, 2012.
Promoted to temporary graduate faculty in German, fall 2010.

University of Wisconsin-Madison. Teaching Assistant and Lecturer, UW-Madison Department of German.

Teaching Assistant:


Pomona College. Teaching Intern for freshman seminar. Organized discussion groups, led class discussions, graded writing assignments, and developed and supervised class projects. September–December, 1996.

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Work Experience

The Journal of Asian Studies, UW-Madison. Editorial Assistant. Compiled and proofread reviews, prepared semi-annual reports, maintained relations with editors and publishers, and created an online content management system for the journal's operations. August 2007–July 2008.

Monatshefte für deutschsprachige Literatur und Kultur, UW-Madison. Editorial Assistant. Prepared manuscripts, proofread reviews, organized and compiled the annual Personalia issue, maintained relations with reviewers and publishers, and maintained the journal website. July 2001–June 2003.

Mathematics Department, Pomona College.

Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures, Pomona College.

Idaho State Legislature, Boise, Idaho. Served as legislative intern. Maintained Learning Links computer network. January–March, 1993.

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Translation of: Jung, Thomas: “Pop-Icon Adolf Hitler: Hitler-Comics and Collective Memory in Contemporary German Culture.” In Unmasking Hitler. Cultural Representations from the Weimar Republic to the Present. Edited by Klaus Berghahn and Jost Hermand. Bern: Peter Lang, 2005, 237–258.

“Analogical Reasoning: An Aesthetic Method.” In Aesthetics and Aisthesis: New Perspectives and (Re)Discoveries. Ed. Hans Adler. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2002, 45–58.

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2009. “What Aesthetics is Like: Metaphors, Margins and The Critique of Judgment.” Presented at the 11th Annual German Studies Graduate Student Conference, Madison, WI (March, 2009).

2008. “The Copernican Tern: Kant, Formal Causes, and the Third Critique.” Presented at the 10th Annual German Studies Graduate Student Conference, Madison, WI (March, 2008).

2006. “From Dorf to Metropolis.” Presented with April Henry at the 2006 Fulbright Berlin Seminar in Berlin, Germany (March, 2006).

2003. Respondent to Jochen Thermann and Ulrike Dannhauer as part of the Language and the Mind Forum at the 5th Annual German Studies Graduate Student Conference, Madison, WI (April, 2003).

2000. “Analogical Reasoning: An Aesthetic Method.” Presented at the 33rd Wisconsin Workshop, Madison, WI (October, 2000).

2000. Respondent to Edwin Gentzler on the topic of “Translation and Globalization” at the Translating Cultures: 2000 Workshop, Madison, WI (October, 2000).

2000. “‘the the brown horse’: The Influence of Romanian on Transylvanian Saxon German.” Presented at the Language and Immigration Seminar Mini-Conference, Madison, WI (May, 2000).

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Awards and Honors

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Technical Experience

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Other Experience

Theater. Acting experience in German-language theater productions, including Andreas Gryphius’ Absurda comica oder Herr Peter Squenz (title role, 2001), Albert Wendt’s Der Vogelkopp (2005), and Ödön von Horvath’s Glaube, Liebe, Hoffnung (2007). Lighting & technical experience in Soeren Voima’s Der Kontingent (2003) as well as Der Vogelkopp (2005) and Glaube-Liebe-Hoffnung (2007). Dramatic reading of Urs Widmer’s Top Dogs (2001).

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Computer Skills

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upon request

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