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  • 2016: “Dissertation Award of the Barbara and Alfred Röver Foundation” at Universität Kassel / Germany
  • 2010-2015: Ph.D. in English Linguistics from Universität Kassel / Germany (thesis: “Adjective order restrictions and layered modification” (grade: summa cum laude ‘with distinction’); supervisors: Prof. Holden Härtl / Prof. Claudia Maienborn
  • 2004-2010: M.A. (Magister Artium) from Humbold-Universität zu Berlin / Germany in English and American Studies as well as Cultural Anthropology (graduated with distinction)
  • 2003-2004: University of Dundee / UK: studies of English Language & Literature
  • 2001-2003: Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg / Germany: undergraduate studies of English Philology, Cultural Anthropology, and Economic and Social History


  • as of March 2019: member of research staff at DFG Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 991: The Structure of Representations in Language, Cognition, and Science / project C08 "The semantics of derivational morphology: A frame-based approach", Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf / Germany
  • April 2016-February 2019: Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf / Germany: member of research staff (postdoc) at the English department—teaching / research in English linguistics
  • 2010-2015: Universität Kassel / Germany: member of research staff at the English and American Studies Department—teaching / research in theoretical and experimental linguistics
  • 2009: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin / Germany: contract work for the English and American Studies department—compilation of a Middle English teaching bibliography


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