Sigrid Bauschinger is Professor Emerita of German literature at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where she was also Adjunct Professor of Jewish Studies. She received her Ph.D. at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität in Frankfurt am Main. She has taught at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio and at Mount Holyoke and Smith College in Massachusetts. Her fields of interest are twentieth-century German literature, especially German-Jewish authors, literature of Exile and German-American literary relations. Her most recent publication is a biography of Else Lasker-Schüler.