About Jon Cho-Polizzi

Jon Cho-Polizzi is a doctoral candidate in the joint PhD program in Medieval Studies and German Literature and Culture. He is also a concurrent MA student in UC Berkeley's Program in Folklore. He received his BA in German Literature and European History from UC Santa Cruz and his MA in Übersetzungswissenschaft from Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. In between his studies he has taught at several public and private schools, as well as traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. His interests span from the medieval to the contemporary and include migration, cultural history, multilingualism, and literary translation. His research examines the role of outsiders and the rural village in German-language literature and their implications for wider identity formation. He is also the managing editor of TRANSIT: A Journal of Travel, Migration, and Multiculturalism in the German-speaking World and a contributor to the Multicultural Germany Project. In his spare time he enjoys alpine mountaineering, scuba diving, and Käsespätzle.

Keep Moving! Strategien der Wegmobilisierung als Teil des italienischen Migrationsmanagements / by Federica Benigni and Marika Pierdicca

Keep Moving! Strategien der Wegmobilisierung als Teil des italienischen Migrationsmanagements TRANSIT vol. 10, no. 2 Federica Benigni und Marika Pierdicca Download PDF Abstract „Wegmobilisieren“ bezieht sich auf eine staatliche Praxis der impliziten Abschiebung von Migrant_innen aus dem italienischen Territorium in … Continue reading

Greek Dispossession Staged, or When Street Politics Meets the Theater / by Olivia Landry

Greek Dispossession Staged, or When Street Politics Meets the Theater TRANSIT vol. 10, no. 2 Olivia Landry Download PDF Abstract Revisiting the historically rich relationship between theater and politics in the wake of worldwide protest movements at the turn of … Continue reading

The Currency of Europe? Representing Unified Europe as Film in the Age of the Euro / by Sasha Rossman

The Currency of Europe? Representing Unified Europe as Film in the Age of the Euro TRANSIT vol. 10, no. 2 Sasha Rossman Download PDF Abstract This paper addresses attempts to invent a representational form for Europe in the early 2000s. … Continue reading

Visualizing the Railway Space in Fontane’s Effi Briest / by Paul Youngman, et al.

Visualizing the Railway Space in Fontane’s Effi Briest TRANSIT vol. 10, no. 2 Paul Youngman, Gabrielle Tremo, Lenny Enkhbold, and Lizzy Stanton Download PDF Abstract Is visualization interpretation? It is a question not traditionally posed in humanities research—an area of … Continue reading

Of Women and Polyglots: Yoko Tawada’s “Where Europe Begins” and Rosi Braidotti’s Transnational Feminist Nomadology / by Pascale LaFountain

Of Women and Polyglots: Yoko Tawada’s “Where Europe Begins” and Rosi Braidotti’s Transnational Feminist Nomadology TRANSIT vol. 10, no. 2 Pascale LaFountain Download PDF Abstract Yoko Tawada’s “Where Europe Begins” explores identity formation and boundary crossings through the depiction of international travel, … Continue reading

“Wenn ich einst tot” / Translated by Jon Cho-Polizzi

“Wenn ich einst tot” by José F.A. Oliver Translated by Jon Cho-Polizzi Download PDF Acknowledgments This particular translation was first presented during a cooperative and interlingual workshop entitled “Loops of Mig:ration” held on the UC Berkeley campus in February 2016. … Continue reading