1973 born in Dallas, Texas.
1983-1987 Deutsch-Französisches Gymnasium, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.
1987-1991 Black Forest Academy, Kandern, Germany.
1991-1993 Interdisciplinary Studies and Political Science major at Miami University of Ohio, Oxford, Ohio.
1995-1996 Philosophy major/ French minor at the American University of Paris, France. Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude.
1999-2006 Masters and PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California with a dissertation entitled No-where and Now-here: Utopia and Politics from Hegel to Deleuze. Recipient of the University’s doctoral research prize.
Since 2001 Freelance writer, translator, and interpreter in Berlin.
Awards and Grants
2012 Johannes Waldburger Foundation grant for the Robert Walser Nachschrittwechseln art project with Caroline Winkler
2012 Steinegg Foundation grant for the Robert Walser Nachschrittwechseln art project with Caroline Winkler
2012 Kulturfonds Appenzell Asserhoden, grant for the Robert Walser Nachschrittwechseln art project with Caroline Winkler
2006 Doctoral Research Prize, University of Southern California.
2005-2006 University of Southern California. College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Doctoral Research Fellowship.
2003-2004 University of Southern California. Anna Bing Arnold Fellowship for PhD students.
2002-2003 University of Southern California, Comparative Literature Department. Research abroad grant.
2001-2002 Konrad Adenauer Foundation funding for foreign students at the Freie Universität Berlin.