I have published widely on a diverse array of topics, including higher education, Germany and the German-speaking world, literature, popular culture, and sports (specifically, gymnastics). My work has appeared in Slate, Quartz, the Atlantic, the Washington Post, Literary Hub, Guernica, the Chronicle of Higher Education and Longreads, among other outlets. I am the author of the memoir Schadenfreude, A Love Story (Flatiron Books, 2017) and the scholarly monograph Kafka and Wittgenstein (Northwestern University Press, 2015).
Please visit my official author page, Nihilism for Optimists, for a variety of links to my work, as well as updates on future projects.
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