Curriculum Vitae

Academic Employment & Research

Since August 2019
Assistant Professor, Communication and Information Studies, University of Groningen.

Since July 2017
(Chief) Editor Journal 'Visual Communication'

October 2014-July 2019
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Multimodal Linguistics at the Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Science, University of Bremen.

November 2012-September 2014
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Science, University of Bremen. Exploratory Project “Film – Text – Emotion”

April 2012-September 2014
Lecturer for German Linguistics and Interdisciplinary Linguistics, University of Bremen

April 2009-September 2011
Visiting Lecturer, English-Speaking Cultures, B.A., University of Bremen

April 2007-July 2008
Tutor for German Linguistics, University of Münster


PhD in the doctoral group “Textuality of Film”, University of Bremen. Thesis: “Coherence in Film and the Construction of Logical Forms of Discourse: A Formal-Functional Perspective” (defended in June 2012)

University of Münster, Germany: General Linguistics, German language and literature studies, Romance/French studies. Master of Arts, Thesis: “Semiolinguistics and text theory: concept of a semiotics of texts”

Practical Experiences

Executive Secretary Bremen Institute for Transmedial Textuality Research

Website Administration

Public Relations, Copywriting, etc.

Translations English-German

Trainings for the Improvement of Professional Communication

Research Interests

multimodality, media studies, (media) semiotics, text and media linguistics, discourse analysis/semantics, (multimodal) argumentation, multimodal documents: film, tv series, comics, social media, games