Katrin Rupp studied at the University of Berne where she received her MA in Modern English Literature as well as a teacher's certificate. She did her doctoral research on John Gower's Confessio Amantis. She has taught Old and Middle English language and literature at the universities of Berne, Lausanne and Geneva. She now holds a part time position as chargée de cours at the University of Neuchâtel. She also teaches English at the Pädagogische Hochschule in Berne.