Agnes earned a B.A. in German and English and an M.A. in German from the California State University at Fullerton. Before joining the Transcultural German Studies doctoral program at the University of Arizona in Fall 2012, Agnes taught undergraduate courses in German at various universities for several years. Next, she spent an academic year at the Herder Institut, Universität Leipzig, Germany, where she researched topics in Phonetics and Strategies in Learner Autonomy. Agnes is a tri-lingual individual with strong exposure to Hungarian literature and music education. In Leipzig, she did work in Mediaeval German literature and developed a research project on the interrelationship of German literature and music in the compositions of Franz Liszt, particularly the ones he composed during his Weimar era. At the University of Arizona, Agnes has taught basic language courses (GER 101,102 and GER 201) and upper division German courses (GER 211, 301). She also TA’d for large general education courses, where she held several guest lectures. Her research interest include the Middle Ages, 18th to 20th century German literature and culture, the German novella, the interrelationship of German literature and music, and approaches to teaching literature, language, composition and culture. Currently, Agnes is writing her dissertation on Friedrich Schiller’s intellectual contribution to humankind in the light of his self-understanding of the trajectory of his poetic pursuits.