Academic Career

  • Oct 2014-Sep 2015: Interim Full Professor of German Language Didactics (Vertretungsprofessur Germanistische Didaktik), Humanities Department, University of Vechta.
  • Feb 2015: Invitation to the 7th German-Israeli Frontiers of Humanities Symposium (GISFOH) sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities (IASH).
  • Jan 2014: Full funding by the Körber Foundation for the organisation of the conference Correctly Political!.
  • Jul 2013: Hamburger Lehrpreis der Behörde für Wissenschaft und Forschung - Hamburg State Award for excellence in teaching (10,000 EUR). Laudatio (Senator Dorothee Stapelfeldt). Acceptance speech.
  • Sep 2012:Additional funding by the Center for a Sustainable University, Hamburg, Small Grants Scheme (Anschubfinanzierung)
  • Apr 2011 to present: Enrolled in the Master of Higher Education programme (part-time MA in university didactics), University of Hamburg
  • Apr 2010 to Jul 2014: PhD student in German Linguistics, University of Hamburg. Dissertation on German climate change discourse and (C)DA methodology from a Multimodal Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies perspective. Publication.
  • Feb 2010 to Sep 2014:Research and teaching assistant (German Linguistics/Media Linguistics), German Department I, University of Hamburg (Prof. J. Androutsopoulos)
  • Feb 2010 to present: Associate member, Graduate School Media and Communication, University of Hamburg
  • Dec 2011 to present: Associate member, Graduate School Humanities, University of Hamburg
  • Feb to Mar 2011: Research stay at the Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University; funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Graduate School Media and Communication, University of Hamburg
  • Sept 2008 to Aug 2009: Visiting Research Fellow at the German Department and at the Centre for Language, Discourse and Communication, King's College London; funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the exchange programme »Global Networks« (University of Heidelberg)
  • 2004 to 2008: Tutor and student assistant at the German and Philosophy departments, University of Heidelberg; Research assistant in German Linguistics (Prof. E. Felder)
  • 2003 to 2008: M.A. German and Philosophy, University of Heidelberg; Magister thesis topic: »A Synchronic and Diachronic Analysis of the Print Media Discourse about 9/11 – Grammar, Semantics and Pragmatics« (Eine synchrone und diachrone Untersuchung des Printmediendiskurses zum 11. September 2001 unter grammatischen, semantischen und pragmatischen Aspekten)