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I am the Book Review and Interview Editor of The Shanghai Literary Review.

A former Fulbright and DAAD Scholar, I have studied at universities in the UK, Austria, and the United States and hold a PhD in German Studies and an MA in English Literature (Warwick). My postdoctoral research examines the confluence of literature and philosophy in German Romanticism and the literary works of ethnic Germans in post-WWII Europe and Central Asia, respectively.

My writing on Asian culture has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Japan Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, Asian Review of Books, ArtAsiaPacific, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong Review of Books, Neocha, and elsewhere.

Within the field of German Studies, I have published academic articles and reviews in peer-reviewed journals such as Monatshefte, Oxford German Studies, Modern Language Review, and CAA Reviews, and am currently working on my first monograph.