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

Desktop with work items

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.

PhD Thesis

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.


Closure. Kieler e-Journal für Comicforschung.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.

Urban Dynamics

Urban Dynamics logo

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

Oberschule zum Dom Lübeck, exterior view.

From 2013 to 2014, I taught high school French and Spanish at the Oberschule zum Dom Lübeck and the Theodor-Mommsen-Schule Bad Oldesloe.


Foto: Jürgen Haacks / Uni Kiel

From 2012 to 2016, I taught French literature 101, French literature 102, scientific writing classes and French-German translation at Kiel University.

Master’s Degree

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

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].


Ein Rosenfeuer, das uns verstört, Verlag Ludwig 2010.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.

indiablo by ingame, with permission by ingame

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.

School career

I went to school in Salon-de-Provence, Reims, and Segeberg, skipping two grades and graduating at age 17.