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 the University of Leipzig in Germany. She has a Ph.D. Minor in Gender and Women's Studies. Sina studied Germanistik in Leipzig and Cambridge, UK, and graduated with an M.A. Sina is currently completing her dissertation, teaches in Leipzig and assists in developing the "Leipzig Tucson Virtual Master Class", a project funded by the DAAD.
Sina's dissertation focusses on Holocaust Literature written by and about German Jewish and Communist Women from Ravensbrück Concentration Camp, and on anti-fascist narratives surrounding Ravensbrück in the GDR. Her doctoral advisers are Assistant Professor Dr. Joela Jacobs (Tucson) and Prof. Dr. habil. Ilse Nagelschmidt (Leipzig).
Sina has taught intermediate and advanced-level German language classes as well as Tier 2 General Education (GenEd) classes since starting her dual degree. She has designed and taught a fully online GenEd class titled "Fascism & Resistance" in Spring 2021. Sina has also worked as a Teaching Assistant in a variety of GenEd classes. In the academic year 2019-2020, she held the position of Assistant Language Program Director of the German Department and worked closely with Associate Professor Dr. Chantelle Warner.
Sina has published in German and English about German Literature in Prague in the early 20th Century, about German Jewish Authors and about East German Literature & Culture.
Between 2011 and 2015, she received a scholarship from Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Germany.
Sina is also a trained journalist in radio and online media, and works for MDR Sachsen (a regional leg of the national public broadcasting service in Germany).