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Abbreviated curriculum vitae:


since October 2019 Academic director of the field of study of German as a foreign and second language and didactics, Department of German Studies at the University of Potsdam


2018 - 2019 Professor of German as a second language, Department of German as a Foreign and Second Language & Intercultural Studies at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena


2016 - 2019 Research fellow in the extension subject German as a Second Language, Department of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies, TU Dresden


2014 - 2016 Research fellow in the Mercator project "Languages - Education - Opportunities: Innovations for the MA Education Berlin", area of focus: language development in education, Department of German Literature/German Subject Didactics, Humboldt University of Berlin


2011 - 2016 Lecturer at the Professional School of Education in the module German as a Second Language/Language Education, Humboldt University of Berlin.


since 2010 Author for Cornelsen and Klett publishing houses, among others


2010 - 2011 Research fellow at the Department for German Language and Linguistics: Corpus Linguistics and Morphology, Humboldt University of Berlin


2008 - 2010 Lecturer in the module German as a Second Language at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Department of German Literature


2007 - 2010 Director of the Sven Walter Institute for Continuous Language Development (SWI) at the Society for Vocational Training Measures e. V. (GFBM)


2002 - 04/2007 PhD at the post graduate programme "Universality and Diversity: Linguistic Structures and Processes", University of Leipzig, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig


1996 - 2002 MA in German Linguistics and Philosophy at the Humboldt University of Berlin