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Christine Richter-Nilsson

Lecturer of German

Christine M. Richter-Nilsson received her Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in 2017 and her M. A. in Rhetorics and Cultural Studies from Eberhard-Karls-Universität in Tübingen. She also studied at the University of Stanford and the University of Uppsala. Her dissertation “Dramatic Palimpsests: Remaking the Classics in Contemporary German and American Theater“ focuses on identity discourses in new stage adaptations. Prior to joining Vanderbilt in 2011, she worked as a dramaturge at German theaters and as a literary translator. She has taught theater and translation at the University of Bremen. Her publications include the co-edited and co-translated anthology Voices from Undergroundzero – New Plays from NYC. Her translation of Open City, a novel by Teju Cole, received the “Internationaler Literaturpreis Haus der Kulturen der Welt“.