I am currently a lecturer at Iowa State University where I teach German language and culture classes in the Department of World Languages and Cultures. I am also a freelance writer and editor. My work has appeared in nationally distributed magazines and I serve as editor for the news and advocacy site, Flyover Feminism.
I was born in the former communist Romania and I spent my childhood moving every few years before settling in the US with my parents at the age of sixteen. I have called Romania, Germany, Canada, and Austria home at some point. As a result, I am fascinated by questions of identity, nationalism, immigration, and how they impact women in particular.
I hold a PhD in German and Comparative Literature from Washington University in St. Louis and have taught both German and Comparative Literature courses at various Midwest universities.
Find me on Twitter: @ruxandralooft