Paul is a second year doctoral student in the German Literature and Culture program. In 2014, they received their B.A. in German Literature from Kenyon College, where their honors project focused on the interaction of urban/suburban space and personal identity in Arthur Schnitzler's Traumnovelle. They have also studied at the Freie Universität Berlin and spent the 2014-2015 academic year as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Meißen, Germany. Paul's research spans the 20th and 21st centuries with a particular focus on literature in the Berlin Republic. Their interests lie broadly at the intersection of literature and politics and include theories of labor and the body, the formation of political community, affect theory, and German-Jewish culture.