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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. 

Education/Academic qualification

Macquarie University

13 Dec 20138 Dec 2017

Award Date: 24 Sep 2018

Technical University of Berlin

1 Apr 200319 Jun 2008

Award Date: 19 Jun 2008

External positions

Full time research assistant

1 Mar 201230 Apr 2019

Part time casual teaching

1 Sep 200931 Jul 2010

Full time teaching staff

1 Aug 200831 Jul 2009
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