Isabelle Toppe was born 1985 in Berlin and has German and French nationality. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Media and Communication Studies and German Studies at Freie Universität Berlin and spent a semester abroad in Århus, Denmark. Her Bachelor thesis was on the subject of infanticide in eighteenth-century literature. In 2010 she started her Master’s degree in Comparative Literature at the Freie Universität Berlin. Her particular interests lie in the field of postcolonial literary studies and in interdisciplinary approaches to the humanities.