Anna Bongers graduated from Ruhr University Bochum with a BA in American/English Studies and Comparative Literature Studies in 2010. While continuing her American/English studies and Comparative Literature studies as an MA student at Ruhr University, she is also enrolled in an MA program in German studies at the University of South Carolina. Bongers expects to receive both of her MA degrees in May 2013. Her research interests include contemporary American poetry and literature, transnational criticism, and gender studies. She intends to pursue a PhD in American studies starting in fall 2013.