Jennifer Bode holds a B.A. in English and French from Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and an M.A. in Comparative Literature from Freie Universität Berlin. As a student, she worked in publishing, interning at the Berlin Literary Agency Michael Gaeb and the German Book Office New York and freelancing as a translator and translation editor for publishers like Penguin Random House. During her M.A., she also taught the tutorial in Comparative Literature and was hired as a student assistant to Professor Olk at the Peter Szondi Institute of Comparative Literature. Upon graduating, she worked as an editorial trainee at Suhrkamp publishing house before returning to Freie Universität as a PhD student in October 2016.