- M.A., Washington University 1999
- State Examinations, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, 2000
- Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2007
- Nineteenth-Century German Literature and Culture
- German Colonialism
- Travel Writing
- Feminist Criticism
“German Heroes of Civilization âe” Colonial Fantasies in Friedrich Pajeken’s Literature for Young Readers.” Colloquia Germanica 40 (2007). 125-139.
Book review of German Colonialism, Visual Culture, and Modern Memory, by Volker M. Langbehn (ed.). German Studies Review 34 (2011): 447-48.