Sandra Niethardt, originally from the north of Germany, completed an MA degree majoring in German literature and linguistics as well as history and philosophy at the Christian‑Albrechts‑University of Kiel and Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. After teaching German as a second language at German high schools for a while, Sandra began her doctoral studies in the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies in 2010. She is currently a sixth-year PhD candidate finishing up a dissertation on problems of third-person narration and subject formation in late-eighteenth century German novels. Sandra is also completing a certificate in College Teaching and was awarded the AATG Graduate Student Best Research Paper Award by the American Association of Teachers of German for an essay on Jean Paul’s “Schulmeisterlein Wutz” in 2014. Sandra is working as an internship at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book, Manuscript & Special Collections Library in the academic year 2015-16.