Hannah E.


Hannah attended Barnard College, where she majored in Medieval and Renaissance Studies and minored in German Literature. After graduating summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and with departmental honors, she moved to Vienna, Austria on a Fulbright fellowship to research Middle High German poetry and teach English in the local high schools. She stayed in Europe for five years, completing a master’s degree in History at the Free University in Berlin, before returning to New York, where she is now a PhD Candidate in Medieval and Early Modern History at Columbia University. She received a second Fulbright to conduct research in Poland, and she is currently writing her dissertation on the reanimation of dead bodies in fifteenth-century Central Europe (yes, you read that correctly: bringing dead people back to life). In addition to her own scholarly work, she has edited and translated numerous articles and websites.

Hannah has taught, tutored and edited for over a decade. From explaining English grammar to middle- and high-schoolers in Vienna to teaching in the history department at Columbia to helping scholars (mostly non-native speakers) refine their writing, she has worked with all ages on a wide-range of subjects and projects. She has helped with admissions essays and grant applications, and she has assisted college students study for exams and structure their research. Hannah loves working one-on-one because it allows her to adapt quickly to her clients’ needs and be more creative in finding solutions to their challenges.

Originally from Seattle, Hannah enjoys traveling, tending to her houseplants, and taking long walks with her dog, Plum.

Education & Qualifications
  • Columbia University, Ph.D. Candidate in Medieval and Early Modern History
  • Columbia University, M.Phil in History
  • Columbia University, MA in History
  • Free University of Berlin, MA in History
  • Barnard College, BA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, German minor
  • History
  • Expository Writing & the Essay
  • German