Pia Hoffmann is a second-year Master’s student in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, participating in the joint degree ‘Intercultural German Studies’ between the University of Waterloo and the University of Mannheim, Germany. In 2012, she received her BA in German and English with a minor in Pedagogy/ Education from the University of Kiel, Germany. Her BA thesis dealt with gender concepts in Theodor Storm’s novelistic late work. Pia’s research interests lie mostly in literary and cultural studies. Pia works as a Teaching Assistant in the department.