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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

2021 Research grant from the Berlin Senate

2020 Writing grant from the Berlin Senate

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 Ausserrhoden, 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 Rsearch 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.