Christof studied Romance languages, English and Psychology in Freiburg and Tours. His master’s thesis was on French contemporary writer François Bon (cf. http://www.tierslivre.net
). He obtained his PhD in 2008 with a study of La Description double dans le roman des Lumières 1760-1800
(binational programme Kassel / Paris IV-Sorbonne). The thesis has been awarded the Prix Germaine de Stael 2010 and published with Classiques Garnier. From 2004 to 2011, he has been a research assistant at the Institute of Romance Languages and Literatures
at Kassel University. From 2011 to 2017, he has been a research associate at the Department for Literary Computing at University of Würzburg, first as a researcher in the DARIAH-DE
(Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities) inititative, then as leader of the Computational Literary Genre Stylistics
group. In 2017, he received the offer to join Trier University as Full Professor of Digital Humanities.