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Curriculum Vitae

11/2019Doctorate at the University of Mannheim. Topic: The use of prepositions and prepositional phrases by learners of German as a foreign language. Quantitative case studies in the learning corpus MERLIN (Day of Disputation: 21.11.2019). Evaluations: Disputation: summa cum laude. Dissertation: magna cum laude.
10/2018Obtaining the Baden-Württemberg Certificate for University Didactics. Final project: Conception and implementation of a course with experimental character. 
04/2012-02/2014TU Dortmund University, Applied Linguistics (German/ English), Master of Arts. Master's Thesis: „Verbvalenz und Rektion im Bereich Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Eine korpusgestützte Analyse zweier Verbgruppen” (engl. „Verb Valency and Case Government in the field of German as a Foreign Language. A corpus-based study of two verb groups.”). Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Angelika Storrer.
04/2013-07/2013Internship at the European Academy of Bozen/ Bolzano (EURAC Research) (Italy). Institute for Specialised Communication and Multilingualism, project MERLIN (Multilingual Platform for the European Reference Levels: Interlanguage Exploration in Context): www.merlin-platform.eu.
02/2013TU Dortmund University, Certification in Deutsch als Fremdsprache - Deutsch als Zweitsprache.
09/2010-01/2011Student of Linguistics and Literature at the Università degli studi di Parma (engl. University of Parma). Stay abroad as an Erasmus exchange student.
10/2008-03/2012TU Dortmund University, Applied Linguistics (German/ English), Bachelor of Arts. Bachelor of Arts. Bachelor's Thesis: “Language Aptitude Tests - What's New?” 

Professional Development

Since 09/2014University of Mannheim, department of German Linguistics (Prof. Dr. Angelika Storrer): Researcher.
06/2017-08/2017Research stay at the Institute for applied linguistics at EURAC Research, funded by the IPID4all program of the University of Mannheim.
09/2014-12/2015University of Mannheim/ TU Dortmund University: Researcher within the project KobRA (Korpus-basierte linguistische Recherche und Analyse mit Hilfe von Data-Mining). Coordination: Prof. Dr. Angelika Storrer. Website: http://www.kobra.tu-dortmund.de.
03/2014-09/2014European Academy of Bozen/ Bolzano (EURAC Research) (Italy), Institute for Specialised Communication and Multilingualism: Freelancer, project MERLIN (Multilingual Platform for the European Reference Levels: Interlanguage Exploration in Context). Main Task: error annotation of German learner texts, coordination of annotation tasks. Website: www.merlin-platform.eu.
11/2009-12/2013Publishing House Ernst Klett/Klett-Auer, Dortmund: Freelancer collaborator. Duties: Editorial writing, proofreading manuscripts, worked on DUA (digital teaching assistant)Wege finden 2 & 3.
10/2011-04/2013Research Assistant at the Institute for Sociology at TU Dortmund University. Duties: Transcription of narrative interviews for the DFG-Research Project: “Geschlecht, Milieu, Ethnizität. Peer-Kulturen und schulische Anforderungen in intersektionaler Perspektive”. Led by: Prof. Dr. Michael Meuser.
09/2011-10/2011TU Dortmund University, SPRING program (Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies): Trainee. Duties: language courses for international learners of German as a foreign language.