Anna graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University in 2012 with a B.M. in music performance and a M.A. in comparative literature. Her honors thesis explored the double theme of music and animality in Kafka’s late animal tales. Her master’s thesis attempts to differentiate the problem of hunger from that of desire in Knut Hamsun’s Hunger and Kafka’s “A Hunger Artist.” After graduating, she received a Fulbright grant to teach English for a year in Göttingen, Germany before joining the Yale German department in 2013. Her fields of interest include modernism, critical theory, and aesthetics with an emphasis on problems of language, animality, embodiment, and time.