Michael is native to “Amish Country” Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he earned his BA in German and Business from Franklin & Marshall College in 2015. As an undergraduate, Michael spent time at the Universität zu Köln and interned at a startup in Hanover, Germany. Before joining the Carolina-Duke program in 2017, Michael served as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Dortmund and subsequently worked as a bilingual specialist at a nonprofit in Philadelphia. His research interests include: foreign language pedagogy, modernism, contemporary literature, German-American relations, and migration studies. With respect to migration studies, Michael’s weekly matches in Dortmund with Germans and Syrian refugees have engendered his interest in researching soccer’s power as an integration medium. In his free time, Michael enjoys playing sports, fishing, and eating ice cream.
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