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Education and academic degrees

 

October 2018
Granting of the academic title ‚Außerplanmäßige Professorin‘, University of Cologne             

October 2013   
Postdoctoral lecture qualification at the University of Cologne: venia legendi ‘Deutsche Sprache und ihre Didaktik’ (‘German language and its didactics’); habilitation treatise on “Sprache und Körper. Vom Gewinn der Sinnlichkeit für Sprachdidaktik und Sprachtheorie“ (“Language and Body. On the benefit of sensuousness to language didactics and language theory”)            

October 2003  
Ph.D. (Linguistics), Rutgers UniversityThesis: „Phrase Structure Directionality: Having a few Choices“Committee:  Mark Baker (Chair), Jane Grimshaw, Ken Safir, Peter Sells          

1998 – 2003     
Scholarship holder at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Ph.D.-program in Linguistics       
  

1998                      
Magister Artium, University of Cologne, faculty of philosophy          

1992 – 1998      
University of Cologne, Germany
Studies of German language and literature (German philology), philosophy, 
Romance philology (focus Spanish)      

1988                       
Degree in professional dance, Folkwang University of Arts (Essen)                    

1985 – 1988      
Folkwang University of Arts, Essen-Werden, Germany
Studies of classical and contemporary dance, directorate Pina Bausch     

 

Awards

2002                                      
Winner of the Bevier Fellowship 2002/2003, The Graduate School-NB, Rutgers University                  

2000 – 2002      
Teaching Assistantship, The Graduate School-NB, Rutgers University             

1998 – 2000      
Graduate School Fellowship, The Graduate School-NB, Rutgers University

 

 

Employment history

March 2019       
Visiting professor at the University of Bologna, Department for foreign languages and philology (Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture moderne), Italy

Since 2018/10  
Professor, German language and its didactics
University of Cologne, Institute of German Language and Literature (IDSL) II

2015 ─ 2018     
Assistant professor (‘Akademische Oberrätin’)
University of Cologne, Institute of German Language and Literature (IDSL) II

2012/10 – 2015/9                 
Temporary professor (W3) German language and its didactics
University of Cologne, Institute of German Language and Literature (IDSL) II

2011/10 – 2012/9                 
Temporary professor (W2) German linguistics and didactics
University of Siegen, Seminar of German philology

2004 – 2011      
Scientific assistant (Prof. Dr. Hartmut Günther)
University of Cologne, Institute of German Language and Literature (IDSL) II

2001 – 2003      
Tutor, assistant language lab: Rutgers University World Languages Institute

2000 – 2002      
Lecturer at the German Department, Rutgers University

2000 – 2002      
Lecturer at the Linguistics Department, Rutgers University

1993 – 1998      
Student research assistant (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Lenerz)
University of Cologne, Institute of German Language and Literature (IDSL) I

1994 – 1998      
Lector and corrector, Zeitschrift für Deutsche Sprachwissenschaft (ZS)(‘Journal of German linguistics‘)

1988 – 1993      
Professional dancer (contemporary dance, Tanztheater) at Neuer Tanz Düsseldorf, Germany