CV

Academic positions

02/2016 – 
Institute of Linguistics, University of Vienna: Postdoc University Assistant

09/2012 – 06/2015
Research Centre on Multilingualism, Institute of Multilingualism at the University of Fribourg and the University of Teacher Education Fribourg, Switzerland: Postdoc researcher & scientific collaborator

07/2010 – 09/2011
Institute of Multilingualism, University of Fribourg and University of Teacher Education Fribourg: Researcher

11/2007 – 04/2010
School of Applied Linguistics, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur, Switzerland: Dart time scientific collaborator in the design of studies on English as Medium of Instruction and English in multinational companies in Switzerland, with Prof. Patrick Studer

01/2007 – 10/2010
Department of Linguistics, University of Bern, Switzerland: Doctoral student in the EU FP6 Project “LINEE: Languages In a Network of European Excellence” with Prof. Iwar Werlen

02/2006 – 09/2007
Centre for the Study in Science and Technology (CEST); today Swiss Council Science and Innovation Council, Berne, Switzerland: Internship in the area of Higher Education Studies (11 months); principal researcher in a qualitative study on the choice of IT as field of study (9 months)

Projects

Spracherleben - Mehrsprachigkeit in Kugy-Klassen am Slowenischen Gymnasium/Slovenska gimnazija (SLOG) in Klagenfurt/Celovec aus Sicht von Schüler_innen, project lead by Prof. Brigitta Busch [01­-06/2020; completed]

WALMU („Wahrnehmungen von Lehrpersonen für den muttersprachlichen Unterricht“), together with Prof. Sara Hägi-Mead, Bergische Universität Wuppertal [on-going since 10/2017]

Language, ethnicity and exoticisation: The Thai Massage Studio as an Ethnographic Sociolinguistic Case Study [on-going since 02/2016]

Access to the labour market, unemployment and language skills, project lead by Prof. Alexandre Duchêne [01/2013-06/2015; completed]

When language becomes the subject of work: Multilingualism in Biel/Bienne's call centres, project lead by Prof. Dr. Alexandre Duchêne, University of Fribourg [07/2010-09/2011; completed]

Integration through language - the language of integration: A critical discourse analysis of the role of language in the integration policies of Switzerland and Basel 1998-2008 [02/2007-02/2013; completed]

LINEE: Languages In a Network of European Excellence, project lead by Prof. em. Iwar Werlen, University of Bern, collaboration in various Work Packages [02/2007-09/2010; completed]

Networks & research groups

Teaching

Teaching at university (most recent)

SoSe 2020
Sprachenpolitik: postkolonial

WS 2019/20
Minderheitenforschung (MA-Proseminar), in which the students created websites for their research projects

SoSe 2019
Sprache und Macht (MA-Proseminar)

WS 2018/9

  • Sprache und politische Ökonomie (MA-Proseminar mit Jonas Hassemer)
  • Gedenken - ein linguistisches Arbeitsfeld (BA-Proseminar mit Christian Bendl)

SoSe 2018
Bourdieu und die Linguistik (MA-Proseminar)

WS 2017/8
Minderheitenforschung (MA-Proseminar), in which the students created websites for their research projects

 

Workshops and teaching outside university

02/2022
"Eine Diskussion über Standardsprache und Dialekt im Kontext beruflicher Integration in der Deutschschweiz". Workshop DaZ-ExpertInnen-Forum 2022, Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, Winterthur.

08/2021
Input on project WALMU ("Wahrnehmungen von Lehrpersonen für den muttersprachlichen Unterricht") with Prof. Sara Hägi-Mead. Online-Summer School "Mehrsprachigkeit und Muttersprachlicher Unterricht", PH Oberösterreich, NCoC BIMM & Bergische Universität Wuppertal. 

07/2020
Organisation of and teaching in [online] 1-week-module on multilingualism, sociolinguistics and migration for a certification course for mother-tongue teachers in Austria, PH Wien (Teacher Training College Vienna), Austria. 

02/2018
Workshop “erlebte und gelebte Mehrsprachigkeit” in training course for school librarians, PH Wien (Teacher Training College Vienna), Austria. German.

10/2017
Organisation of and teaching in 1-week-module on multilingualism, sociolinguistics and migration for a certification course for mother-tongue teachers in Austria, PH Wien (Teacher Training College Vienna), Austria. German.

 

10/2017
Lecture 1-day-workshop on language acquisition, dialect and integration at
Bildungszentrum Salzkammergut (BIS), Ebenensee, Austria. Organised by COMMIT.

 

07/2017
Internationale Tagung der Deutschlehrerinnen und Deutschlehrer (IDT), Fribourg, Switzerland: Workshop with em. Prof. Rudolf de Cillia: “Deutsch als Zweitsprache im Kontext sozialer Integration in den deutschsprachigen Ländern: berufliche Aus- und Weiterbildung im Fokus“.

 

07/2017
Internationale Tagung der Deutschlehrerinnen und Deutschlehrer (IDT), Fribourg, Switzerland: Leading of a roundtable discussion on German as a second language in the context of migration (original title in German: “Deutsch als Zweitsprache im Migrations­zusammenhang – Brücke, Hürde oder Bürde?“)