Mary Catherine E. Lawler is a PhD candidate in German in the University of Alberta / University of Munich Joint Degree Program. Her research focuses on affects of anxiety in post-1989 German intermedia, and she enjoys coding, digital research management, and fostering connections between Germany and North America. Last year she translated Vorgestellte Institutionen / Performing Institutions from German to English for the Junge Akademie at the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, which was distributed as a bilingual German-English publication through Alexander Verlag in Berlin (ed. Herbordt/Mohren, 2015). Additionally, Mary Catherine has translated (German to English) for the Impulse Theatre Festival 2015 (May 2015) and Kings Road Media GmbH (Nov-Dec 2014), having started translating as an intern in the language department at the Goethe-Institut Melbourne in Australia (2007). While living in Munich, she worked for the publishing company C.H. Beck as a German-language proofreader in the legal department (2011-2012). Mary Catherine joined the research team in 2015.