Dr. Anja Richter studied German Literature, History of Art and Drama at Freie Universität Berlin and received her M.A. After that, she studied German as a Foreign Language at the Universität Potsdam. She worked at a language school in New York und taught at various language schools in Berlin, the Goethe Institut and the Freie Universität Berlin European Studies Program (FU-Best). She obtained her doctorate with a thesis on religious and philosophical aspects of German literature after 1945 on the example of the authors Heinrich Böll, Botho Strauß, Peter Handke und Ralf Rothmann. Anja Richter’s research focus is 20th and 21st century literature.