Anna Horáková, Visiting Assistant Professor in German Studies, was awarded a Ph.D. from Cornell University. In 2017-2018, she was a Fellow in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. In 2014-15, she was a research fellow at the Humboldt University in Berlin. She is currently working on a monograph on the intersection of aesthetics and politics in self-published East German underground literature (samizdat). Her wider research and teaching interests include twentieth-century German literature and visual culture, theories of the avantgarde, theories of socialism, postcolonial studies, and visual studies.