Sina Meissgeier was born in 1989 and raised in Leipzig, Germany. She is a Ph.D. Candidate in "Transcultural German Studies" at the University of Arizona in Tucson and holds a Ph.D. Minor in Gender and Women's Studies. She studied Germanistik in Leipzig and Cambridge, UK, and graduated from Leipzig University with an M.A. in 2016. She has published about German Literature in Prague in the 20th Century, about German Jewish Authors and about East German Literature.
Sina's dissertation is about Women's Holocaust Literature from the Concentration Camp Ravensbrück. She is currently conducting research in Germany until the end of 2020.
Sina has taught intermediate and advanced-level German language classes as well as Tier 2 General Education classes during the summer since starting her dual degree in 2017. She also worked as a Teaching Assistant in a variety of GenEd classes. In the academic year 2019-2020, Sina held the position of Assistant Language Program Director of the German Department.
Between 2011 and 2015, she received a scholarship from Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Germany.
Sina is also a trained journalist in print, radio and online media.