Yannleon received his Bachelor of Arts in European Studies and German Studies in 2011 from the University of California, Irvine, and completed his Master of Arts in German Language and Literature in 2013 at the University of Oregon. He is currently a Ph.D. student in the Transcultural German Studies Program.
He has taught first and second year German for eight terms at the University of Oregon. He also served as an English Teaching Assistant and Cultural Ambassador in Graz, Austria as part of the Austrian-American Education Commission's United States Teaching Assisstant program from Fall of 2014 to Spring of 2015.
Yannleon’s research interests include 19th and 20th Century German literature, literary representations and cultural memory of German leftism and terrorism, and intercultural and transcultural German literature.