Jon Cho-Polizzi

Jon Cho-Polizzi

PhD Candidate

Office: Dwinelle 5405

Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday from 9:00-10:00 a.m., and by appointment.

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.

Recent Courses

R5A "Untranslatables," R5B "Intro to Modern German Literature," R5A "On Freedom and Human Dignity," German 1, German 2, German 4

Research Areas

Literary Translation and Translation Theory, Comparative Literature, Migration Studies, Folklore, and Cultural Anthropology