Christopher Hench

I'm a PhD candidate at UC Berkeley in German Literature and Medieval Studies. I did my undergraduate work in Economics and German at Middlebury College and have a Master's in German and Scandinavian Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. I've also taught English on a Fulbright in L├╝beck, Germany. I'm interested in medieval epics and love poetry, economic thinking and literature, and the tools of the Digital Humanities.

While in Massachusetts I worked at the DEFA Film Library helping with productions and subtitling films. I continue to enjoy subtitling films for both DEFA and the Goethe Institut. If you are in need of a German to English translation and subtitling, feel free to contact me!

I also love programming. I teach and consult on Python, web scraping and APIs, and NLP at Berkeley's D-Lab. You can check out my open-source projects on GitHub. I also co-organize the Machine Learning Working Group. While these different interests do intersect in my work, I also don't mind working on them separately!

What I'm working on now:

D-Lab workshops I've taught/(co-)curated:

Websites I've developed (WordPress):