Curriculum Vitae

I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Multimodal Linguistics in the Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Science at the University of Bremen, Germany. I am teaching classes in multimodal, interdisciplinary and applied linguistics and researching film, tv series, comics, online discourses, and other artefacts within several projects within linguistics, semiotics, and media studies, particularly exploring the notion of multimodal discourse.

Academic Employment & Research


Since February 2017
Maternal Leave

Since July 2017
Editor Journal 'Visual Communication'

Since October 2014
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

Education


2008-2012
PhD candidate 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” (finished January 2012)

2003-2008
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
(among others: Bremen Institute for Transmedial Textuality Research)

Public Relations, Copywriting, etc.
SfK GmbH Münster/Berlin, Mieter/innen-Schutzverein Münster und Umgebung e.V.

Translations English-German

Trainings for the Improvement of Professional Communication

Research Interests


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