Born in 1975 in Tbilisi, Georgia, studied German language at the State University in Tbilisi (Bachelor) and German and Slavic studies and art history in Heidelberg (M.A.). From 1995 to 2002 she received a scholarship from the von Schad'sche Foundation, Frankfurt/M and worked as a free-lance journalist in Tbilisi for various art-, literature-, and society-magazines. Since 2009 she is a member of the academic staff (lecturer of Russian) at the Institute for Slavic Studies, University of Heidelberg, as well as a post-graduate at the faculty of Modern Languages, researching the difficulties in translating the poetry of Paul Celan - Osip Mandelstam - Sergej Esenin. In 2012 she joined the academic staff at the Friedrich von Hardenberg Institute for Cultural Sciences with the main focus on literature research and editing, revising and evaluating the material for certain publications. She is actively engaged at the Hardenberg Institute in the framework of Dialogical Leadership/Dialogical Culture.