My name is Chris Ullrich Cochanski, and I have been a comics, tech, and gaming journalist for over ten years.
In addition, I’m preparing my doctoral thesis in French literature at Kiel University.
Cool things I did (and when)
RFID im Blick
From 2016 to 2018, I’ve been working as an full-time editor for German tech magazine “RFID im Blick” and its international edition “RFID & Wireless IoT Global“, covering stories on logistics, industrial IoT, and digitization.
The thesis, directed by Javier Gómez-Montero, examines postmemory in the works of Patrick Modiano. In 2016, I began work on the project through a generous invitation by Pierre Bayard, Paris 8 University.
Since 2015, I’m a senior editor for Closure, the first comics studies journal in German. To date, Closure has published four yearly issues and organized a conference on Beginnings and Renewals in Comics.
As a research assistant, I worked on Urban Dynamics, an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership that ran from 2014 to 2017. Urban Dynamics united five universities from Europe and Latin America.
High school teacher
From 2013 to 2014, I taught high school French and Spanish at the Oberschule zum Dom Lübeck and the Theodor-Mommsen-Schule Bad Oldesloe.
From 2012 to 2016, I taught French literature 101, French literature 102, scientific writing classes and French-German translation at Kiel University.
In July 2012, I obtained my state examination [equivalent to a master’s degree] in Spanish and French languages and literatures from Kiel University. Grade: 1.3 [magna cum laude].
Starting with my work for the translation workshop LITES in 2010, I have been involved in over a dozen published books and anthologies. For details, see Publications.
I started as a community admin for German gaming fansite indiablo in 2003, at age 15. I became a staff writer in 2007, editor-in-chief in 2010, and webmaster in 2012. I left the fine folks at indiablo in 2014.
I went to school in Salon-de-Provence, Reims, and Segeberg, skipping two grades and graduating at age 17.