Assistant Professor of Practice, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
I research and teach Austrian and German literature and culture from the 19th century to
the present, focusing especially on environmental humanities, digital humanities, and sound and media studies.
Before coming to Nebraska, I was Visiting Assistant Profesor at the University of Maryland, where I helped
establish an interdisciplinary environmental humanities research community.
I have presented and published on Austrian rap music, multilingualism in German studies, the emerging field of EcoDH / environmental digital humanities, and Austrian author Christoph Ransmayr as poet of the Anthropocene. I have taught a wide variety of German language and culture courses, and particularly enjoy teaching German and Austrian literature of the environment and German vocal music from Schubert to hip-hop. The four years I've spent researching and teaching in Austria and Germany have been almost exclusively spent in cities beginning with the letter "W" (at least in German): Würzburg, Wiesbaden, and above all, Wien (Vienna).
PhD Vanderbilt University
MA University of California, Berkeley
BA Davidson College