Before joining NYU’s Department of Comparative Literature, Lauren studied translation at the University of Illinois, poetry at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and German literature and culture at Grinnell College. Her research focuses on the ethics and methods of translation. She is presently completing a dissertation in which she argues for a material rather than semiotic or hermeneutic approach to literary translation. She has been an invited writer-in-residence in Vienna and a visiting researcher at the Robert Musil Institute in Carinthia. Her published translations include works of drama, poetry, fiction, and philosophy. She is a founding co-editor of Barricade—A Journal of Antifascism and Translation.