A specialist in modern German literature, Dr. Annie Pfeifer is currently affiliated with the Robert Walser Center in Bern and the Rutgers German Department where she taught in 2015-2016 as a Lecturer. Her research interests include literary and political theory, aesthetics, visual and material culture, new materialism, and museum studies. She is currently completing her book manuscript on modernist practices of collecting. She has forthcoming articles in the New German Critique and the collected volume Que(e)rying Consent. Together with the Robert Walser Center, she is co-organizing an international conference on Walser in May 2017. She has also served as Visiting Assistant Professor of German and Comparative Literature at the University of Bern in Switzerland in 2014-2015. She received her Ph.D. from Yale's Department of Comparative Literature in 2015.