Critic | Academic | Editor


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I am the Book Review and Interview Editor of The Shanghai Literary Review and have published widely on contemporary literature, art, and music from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and Singapore (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, and Neocha, among others).

A former Fulbright and DAAD Scholar, I hold a PhD (German Studies) and an MA (English Literature) from the University of Warwick and have studied or held research appointments in the UK, Austria, Germany, the United States, Romania, and China. My ongoing postdoctoral research comprises three main strands: 1) German Romanticism, 2) post-WWII literature by ethnic German as well as German-speaking Jewish writers in Europe and Central Asia, and 3) Asian German Studies.

I have published peer-reviewed academic articles in Oxford German Studies and Monatshefte as well as scholarly reviews in Modern Language Review and CAA Reviews. At the moment, I am working on my first monograph and co-editing a forthcoming issue of Germanistik in Ireland along with an anthology of contemporary Chinese poetry.