Cosima Mattner is a PhD candidate and instructor of record at Columbia University’s German Department. Her research focuses on 20th and 21st century trans-Atlantic literary history and theory. In her dissertation, she examines Hannah Arendt`s and Susan Sontag`s readings of modern German literature.
Before moving to the US, Cosima has earned her BA degree in German literature and philosophy from Göttingen University as a Studienstiftung-, Cusanus-, and SDW-Fellow. Apart from academic assistantships in Göttingen and at WashU (St Louis, MO), she has worked in cultural management at Göttingen house of literature and in multiple teaching positions for languages and literature at Universities in Germany, Estonia, India and the US. Cosima publishes essayistic work on contemporary art and poetry apart from academic writing.