Skye Savage is an incoming student in Columbia University’s Doctoral Program in German. She holds a B.A. in German and Russian from the University of Denver, along with minors in English and Music. Her academic interests include questions of nationalist rhetoric, especially language of disease, and its impact on literature and identity; post-World War 2 avant-garde and the notion of German Surrealism; and the development and impact of subculture in times of political upheaval.
Skye was selected as a finalist for the American Literary Translators Association‘s Travel Fellowship for work completed on Unica Zürn‘s House of Sicknesses. Her senior thesis involved creating a new, performance-ready translation of Woyzeck, by Georg Büchner. She is a member of ALTA as of July 2017.
A long-time resident of Denver, Skye is in the midst of preparing a move to NYC to begin graduate studies in September 2018. In the meantime, she continues to work as a language instructor, and dedicates time as a volunteer to various high-impact organizations in Denver, including the GLBT Center of Colorado, and Project Worthmore. She is also a passionate advocate and supporter of Denver-area D.I.Y. music and arts culture.
As a classically-trained vocalist, Skye can be found singing with the Evans Choir and Colorado Symphony Orchestra Chorus. She has over 10 years of performance experience and has had opportunities to sing around the world at venues including Moscow Sate University and Carnegie Hall. Her personal music projects can be found on Soundcloud.