Gisa Jähnichen, what are you working on now?
On an online journal for my research institute.
What skills are you learning that you do not currently have?
To have patience with everything and everyone, and with myself.
What great thinkers would you have loved to work with? Or with whom would you like to work in the future?
Marianne Bröcker. She is a big role model for me, both professionally and personally. She has accomplished so much more under very different circumstances. I owe a lot to her.
What would you be had you not become an academic?
A forest ranger. I always wanted to be a forest ranger. It just did not work out.
What do you do to empty your mind? What do you do in your free time?
Walking or swimming. Reading texts that I have no idea about.
Which three books have had an influence on you?
Mario and the Magician by Thomas Mann.
The Stone Raft by Saramago.
Kim Van Kieu by Nguyen Du.
Describe your ideal publisher.
A good friend. Forbearing, inspiring, always there.