I am a linguist and a researcher in language learning and teaching. My research focusses on discourses about integration and migration in different contexts and medial settings. I am particularly interested in displaying structures of power and hierarchies in the way societies, media and institutions speak and write about migrants.
In 2013, I was granted a Cotutelle Scholarship by Macquarie University to conduct research in the field of sociolinguistics and migration to Germany. In 2018, I was awarded a PhD at Macquarie University looking into discursive constructions of professional identities and how participation in professional communities can impact self-presentation as a highly-skilled member of that community.
I am also a member of an association that fosters children and adolescents with German as a Second or Foreign language. My previous research in that field has focused on developing and evaluating specific schooling and learning programs as well as on continuous teacher trainings.
13 Dec 2013 → 8 Dec 2017
Award Date: 24 Sep 2018
Technical University of Berlin
1 Apr 2003 → 19 Jun 2008
Award Date: 19 Jun 2008
Full time research assistant1 Mar 2012 → 30 Apr 2019
Part time casual teaching1 Sep 2009 → 31 Jul 2010
Full time teaching staff1 Aug 2008 → 31 Jul 2009