Andrew is currently a PhD student in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures. He earned his MA in German Literature from the University of Illinois in 2018.
He is interested in Early Modern culture in Western Europe, particularly in the German-speaking world. Andrew has done work with this topic by helping prepare the "Emblems and Empire" conference at the Newberry Library in late September 2018. For this conference, he provided a transcription and translation of the Early New High German in Emblemata Politica by Georg Rem and wrote a few object descriptions for the conference's website.
Andrew previously received an MA from UIUC in European Union Studies with a certificate in Translation Studies. During his time as a MAEUS student, he focused on the EU's minority language policies. This research culminated in a MA thesis with the title "Promoting and monitoring Low German: education policies and ideologies of language in the northern German Bundesländer." He also graduated magna cum laude from UIUC with a BA in German and Anthropology.
Medieval and Early Modern (Renaissance and Baroque) German Literature, Emblem studies, translation studies, travel literature, Jewish studies
Awards and Honors
- 2018 Newberry Renaissance Consortium Grant
- 2018 Graduate Fellowship for Summer Study from UIUC
- 2018 Graduate Fellowship from the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies
- 2016-2017 EU Center FLAS Recipient, Italian
- 2015-2016 EU Center FLAS Recipient, Italian
- 2015 Terry and Mary Claire Welch Award
- 2015 Best Student in Italian Award
- 2014 Delta Phi Alpha Member