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Rebecca Schuman

Author, Translator, Independent Scholar at self-employed

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About Me

I am an independent scholar, author of two books (one academic monograph and one work of commercial nonfiction), translator (German to English), essayist and journalist.

My disciplines and areas of professional expertise include…

Current work

My first work of commercial nonfiction, the literary memoir SCHADENFREUDE, A LOVE STORY, was published in hardcover by Flatiron Books (Macmillan) in February of 2017, and will come out in paperback in February of 2018. In addition to regular output in several national and international publications (including Vitae), I am currently translating a book from German to English, and working on several projects of my own, including a long-form work on American higher education, a scholarly examination of the connections between German literary modernism and the digital present, a novel, and a book of essays about New York in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

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  • Research Collaboration


  • UC Irvine

    • 2010 PhD, German
  • New York University`

    • 2005 MA, Humanities and social thought
  • The New School

    • 2002 MFA, Fiction Writing
  • Vassar College

    • 1998 BA, German


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