Jon Cho-Polizzi is a doctoral candidate in the joint PhD program in Medieval Studies and German Literature and Culture. He is also a concurrent MA student in UC Berkeley's Program in Folklore. He received his BA in German Literature and European History from UC Santa Cruz and his MA in Übersetzungswissenschaft from Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. In between his studies he has taught at several public and private schools, worked as a freelance translator, as well as traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. His dissertation, titled "A Different Village: Towards a Poetics of Multilocationality" examines the intersections of migration narratives with literary representations of rural life in the 19th, 20th, and 21st century. He is also the managing editor of TRANSIT: A Journal of Travel, Migration, and Multiculturalism in the German-speaking World and a contributor to the Multicultural Germany Project. In his spare time he enjoys alpine mountaineering, scuba diving, and Käsespätzle.