Claudia Löschner was born in 1978 in Sanà, the capital of Yemen, and from 1980 onwards grew up in Baden Württemberg. There she attended the Heimschule Lender Gymnasium (Ortenau) from 1989 and, after graduating in 1998, initially decided to undergo vocational training as a retail bookseller in Freiburg and Weil am Rhein. She studied modern German literature and Romance language (French) at Berlin's Humboldt University from the summer semester of 2001 onwards. In her Masters dissertation Ernst Cassirer – A Concept of “Text” between 'Life', 'Literariness', 'Artifice'' (2006; Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Lutz Danneberg), she examined the significance that Cassirer assigns to literature within his system of symbolic forms. In the context of this analysis, Cassirer’s image as a hermeneutic with the aim to create cultural unity faded, as Cassirer's treatment of literature went beyond the limits of his customary point of view. In particular, a deepening of Cassirer’s engagement with literary studies during his exile in Goteborg became visible. In this context, a surprising connection between Ernst Cassirer and Käte Hamburger led to Claudia Löschner’s choice of dissertation project. The 3rd International Summer School Literary Studies "Think Literature! Theoretical Experiments 1945-1989" in July 2007 at the DLA (German Literary Archive) Marbach gave her access to Käte Hamburger’s literary estate and provided her with the opportunity to discuss and develop her thesis. From the summer semester 2007 onwards she gained teaching experience with seminars on recent theories of autobiography (summer semester 2007 and winter semester 2007/08), on the narrative theory of, among others, Käte Hamburger (winter semester 2007/08), on the theory and practice of textual interpretation (SS 2008), as well as on the work of R.D. Brinkmann (winter semester 2008/09).
In 2011/12 she concluded her doctoral studies at the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School. Here thesis is entitled Käte Hamburger’s Philosophy of Literature and the ‘Scientification’ of Literary Studies: The Logic of Literature (1957) in the Context of the History of Ideas (Modern German Literature).
In 2012/13 Claudia Löschner was a lecturer at the Institut für Deutsche Literatur der Humboldt Universität Berlin.
Since July 2013 she works at the University os Stuttgart (Neuere Deutsche Literatur I) as a coordinator of the project "SammLehr: Objekt Text: Bibliotheken, Sammlungen, Manuskripte", a cooperation with the German Literary Archive (Marbach) - financed by the Mercator Foundation.