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"Wandering in Video Games," forthcoming in Nerds, Wonks, and Neo-cons from the Years Work series at Indiana University Press, ed. Jonathan P. Eburne and Benjamin Schreier, December 2015

"The Wanderer as Soldier: Robert Walser's 'Der Spaziergang,' World War I in Switzerland, and the Use of Covering Space," accepted with revisions at German Quarterly

"Zombie Parsifal: Undead Walkers and Postapocalyptic Stagings," under consideration at Opera Quarterly

"Controlling Sound: Musical Torture from the Shoah to Guantanamo," The Appendix, quarterly Journal of Experimental and Narrative History, July 2013, "Out Loud"


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Ph.D, German Studies, Stanford University, 2011-2016 (unofficial transcript)

  • Advisor: Professor Adrian Daub (German Studies)
  • Dissertation: "Alle Wege der Welt": The Wanderer in Jewish German Opera in the early 20th Century
  • Certificate in Digital Humanities:The Code Poetry Slam through Critical Code Studies
  • Courses at the Goethe Institut in Freiburg and Berlin, including C1 exam certification
  • Universität Heidelberg summer course, German pedagogy

M.A., Humanities, University of Chicago, 2009-2010 (unofficial transcript)

  • Advisor: Professor Na'ama Rokem (Comparative Literature)
  • Thesis: "Jewish National Identity in 1840: Der "Fliegende Jude" and the Promise of Redemption in Heine and Wagner"
  • Research Assistant to Professor David Levin

B.A. magna cum laude in Literary Arts, Brown University, 2005-2009 (unofficial transcript)

  • Advisor: Professor Meredith Steinbach (English)
  • Honors Thesis in Fiction: "Asylum"
  • Semester Abroad, Eberhard Karls Universität, March-Aug 2008


  • Stanford Arts Institute: for production of a site-specific production of Mozart's Don Giovanni, November 2015
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Short-Term Research Grant: for archival research and working with colleagues in Koeln, Berlin, and Nuernberg, September 2015
  • Spring Graduate Student Grant Competition, Stanford Europe Center: for archival research at the Oesterreichische Nationalbibliothek, May 2015
  • Graduate Research Opportunity Grant, Stanford University: for researching operatic staging in Frankfurt, May 2015
  • Graduate Student Travel Grant, Modern Language Association: funding to give two papers at the MLA convention in Vancouver, BC, January 2015
  • SPARK! Grant, Stanford Arts Institute: for production of a pedestrian performance of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, March 2014
  • Code Poetry Slam Series, Stanford Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages: Departmental funding to found and run the CPS series, 2013-2016