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, worked as a freelance translator, as well as traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. His dissertation, titled "A Different Village: Towards a Poetics of Multilocationality" examines the intersections of migration narratives with literary representations of rural life in the 19th, 20th, and 21st century. 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