My research is dedicated to Latin American, Spanish, Portuguese, and French literature, which I analyze from a global and comparative perspective. My PhD thesis revolves around travel writing from the 1920s in Latin America (Gabriela Mistral, Mário de Andrade, Henri Michaux), my postdoc project focuses on women writers and translators in the Enlightenment. In my teaching and research, I concentrate on decoloniality, gender studies, multilingualism, and translation theory.

I completed my PhD as a fellow of the Research Training Group ‘Literary and Epistemic History of Small Forms’, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) at Humboldt University Berlin. The thesis was published under the title: “Poetik des Kolibris [Hummingbird’s Poetics]”. The study compares different short literary forms of travel writing (for instance crônicas/crónicas), written in Latin America in the 1920s, that no longer can be classified as travelogues.

Currently, I am teaching Comparative Literature at the Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main, where I am working on a book on Multilingualism and female erudition in the European Enlightenment (France, Spain, Portugal)


Academic Background

since 2020


Postdoc at the Department for Comparative Literature, Goethe University Frankfurt/Main, chair: Prof. Dr. Achim Geisenhanslüke


Visiting Scholar

Fellowship for research on the Enlightenment at the Interdisciplinary Center for European Enlightenment Studies at Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg



Submission and defense of PhD thesis Hummingbird Poetics. Latin American Travel Writing (Gabriela Mistral, Mário de Andrade, and Henri Michaux). Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Helmut Pfeiffer (Humboldt University of Berlin), Prof. Dr. Susanne Zepp (University of Duisburg-Essen), grade: summa cum laude

2017 - 2020

Research Assistant

Research Training Group “Literary and Epistemic History of Small Forms” (funded by the DFG – German Research Foundation), Humboldt University of Berlin


M.A. Romance Literatures (French, Portuguese, Spanish)

M.A. Romance Literatures, Free University Berlin (languages: French, Spanish, Portuguese), Master’s thesis on the Latin American reception of Rabindranath Tagore in the oeuvre of Gabriela Mistral, Victoria Ocampo, and Cecília Meireles (2011-2017: funded with a scholarship from Cusanuswerk), grade: 1.1


M.A. European Literatures

M.A. European Literatures at the Humboldt University of Berlin, master’s thesis on the reception of early modern travelogues in the work of Oswald de Andrade and Blaise Cendrars, grade: 1.0


UMass Amherst

Semester abroad at Graduate Program Comparative Literature University of Massachusetts Amherst (funded by the Hessen-Massachusetts exchange program and supportet with a travel grant of the Fulbright Commission)


B.A. Comparative Literature

B.A. Comparative Literature (major) and Theater, Film, Media Studies (minor) at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, grade: 1.0


German (native language)
Portuguese (native language)
English (fluent, C2)
French (fluent, Dalf C2)
Spanish (fluent, DELE C1)
Latin (Latinum)