Bachelor, University Zurich, 1977. Master of Arts, University Michigan, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy, University Michigan, 1984.
Associate professor German, University Texas, Austin, since 1987, graduate advisor, 1994—2001. Director Center for European Studies, University Texas, since 2004. Visiting assistant professor University Kentucky, 1984-1985, University Arizona, 1985-1986.
Director Austria-Illinois Exchange program, Vienna, 1986-1987.
President Barton Hills Neighborhood Association, Austin, 1998-1999.