Professional Experience

since 2006 Senior commissioning editor, Birkhäuser Verlag

1997–2006 Associate editor, Birkhäuser Verlag

1992–1996 Editorial assistant, Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel and Berlin

1989–1990 Part-time bookseller, Wohlthat'sche Buchhandlung, Berlin

1990 Internships, Nicolai-Verlag and Elefanten-Press, Berlin

1989–1990 Part-time bookseller, Wohlthat'sche Buchhandlung, Berlin

1988–1991 Research assistant, Prof. Dr. Hoenisch, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

1987 Archive assistant, Abernethy Library, Middlebury College, Vermont, USA

since 2006 Senior commissioning editor, Birkhäuser Verlag

Education

1968–1972 Grundschule Stromberg/Hunsrück

2000–2003 Hamburg University (three-year BA program in Ethiopian Studies)

1987–1992 Freie Universität Berlin (graduate program in American Studies and Comparative Literature; Magistra Artium degree)

1986–1987 Middlebury College, Vermont, USA (teaching assistantship, American Literature program)

1984–1986 Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (undergraduate program in American Studies, Comparative Literature, and German Literature)

1980 Hildegardisschule Bingen/Rhein (highschool graduation – Abitur)

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Language Skills

German (native speaker)
English (perfect)
French (very good)
Spanish (good)
Amharic (basic)
Italian (basic)