- Lectures & Publications
Hildegarde received a Ph.D. in German language and literature from Harvard, with a dissertation about the concept of the will in the early work of Thomas Mann. After teaching German language and literature at Hayward State University, UC Berkeley, and Connecticut College, she turned to a career as free-lance translator with her husband. She built her career as a translator from German to English with translations including works by Erich Fromm, Arno Gruen, Hans Jonas, and Alice Miller. A board member since 1982, Hildegarde edits the Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures, turning the spoken word into essays that are published in pamphlet form and are available on the internet. She also edited People, Land, and Community: Collected E. F. Schumacher Society Lectures (Yale University Press, 1997).