Sophia Angele-Kuehn graduated summa cum laude from Connecticut College with a BA in English, a concentration in creative writing, and a minor in German studies. She is interested in exophonic authors and 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 of college.
In 2018 Sophia was awarded a University Summer Course Grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to learn about post-reunification literature at the Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg. In 2019 she received a research stipend from her college to complete a summer internship at Literaturhaus Berlin, where she deepened her understanding of migrant literature. Attending the various international literature events in Berlin inspired her honors thesis "Mutterseelenallein: A Memoir of a Mother Tongue”—a creative nonfiction piece recounting her family’s German immigration and her own German-language learning journey.
Sophia is a second-year USTA and she looks forward to being able to explore more of Austria—but also northern Italy and Switzerland—as examples of linguistic and cultural fusion.
In her spare time, she likes to try out new recipes and hike with her dog near her home in Connecticut.