Ulrike Wagner started teaching at Bard College Berlin in 2011. She holds an M.A. degree in North American Studies and German literature from the Free University of Berlin (2005) and was a visiting Fulbright scholar in the Humanities Center at Johns Hopkins University. In 2012 she received her Ph.D. in German and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. She has taught German language classes at all levels, courses on European and American Romanticism, Germany’s Jewish Enlightenment, and Medieval German literature at the Freie Universität, Bard College Berlin, Trinity College, and Columbia University. Her research and teaching interests are in foreign language acquisition in German, and in the field of German Romanticism and American Transcendentalism, in particular aesthetic theory, religion, historicism, and philology. She is currently working on transforming her dissertation “The Transatlantic Renewal of Textual Practices: Philology, Religion, and Classicism in Madame de Staël, Herder, and Emerson” into a book.