Sophia Angele-Kuehn holds a BA in English with a concentration in creative writing and a minor in German studies from Connecticut College. She is interested in the intersections between foreign-language study and creative writing. She took Italian and Latin in high school and began studying German in her first year in college.
In 2018 she received a University Summer Course Grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to study post-reunification literature at the Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg. In 2019 she interned at Literaturhaus Berlin, where she deepened her understanding of migrant literature. Her research in Berlin inspired her honors thesis "Mutterseelenallein: A Memoir of a Mother Tongue”—a creative nonfiction piece recounting her family’s immigration from Germany to the US and her own German-language learning journey.
Sophia has never been to Austria and looks forward to exploring the Italy/Austria/Switzerland dialogue as an example of linguistic and cultural fusion. In her spare time, she likes to hike with her dog near her home in Connecticut.