Sophia Angele-Kuehn

US Teaching Assistant

Home Institution
Connecticut College
Linguistics and Literature
Host Institution
(1) PORG Volders St. Karl Privates Oberstufenrealgymnasium Vereinigung von Ordensschulen Österreichs ORG Ordensschulen Österr. 6111 Volders (2) Bundeshandelsakademie und Bundeshandelsschule BHAK BHAS 6060 Hall in Tirol
October 1, 2020–May 31, 2021

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.