Brian Hensley obtained a BS in German with a minor in Mathematics at the University of Kentucky in 2018. As an undergraduate, he studied at the Universität Heidelberg for the academic year 2016-17 with the support of a competitive scholarship. Brian obtained his MA in German from the University of Kentucky in 2020. While pursuing his MA, Brian gained teaching experience as a primary instructor in elementary German courses and as an assistant in a large lecture on fairytales in a European context. Brian has presented at several conferences, exploring topics such as emotion in education and the role of Freud's ideas in Kafka's literature. His main research interests include psychoanalysis and 20th century literature. Brian is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Modern German Literature and Culture. Brian also really loves the works of David Lynch, kraut rock, and playing chess.