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Education

  • 2017 Habilitation in German Linguistics, University of Zurich

  • 2009 Doctorate in General Linguistics, University of Bern

  • 2005 Masters in English Language and General Linguistics, University of Bern

  • 2004 Student, Department of Linguistics, New York University

  • 2002 Student, Department of English, University of Winnipeg

Professional positions

  • 09/2019-08/2024 Professor (SNSF), Center for the Study of Language and Society, University of Bern

  • 08/2017-09/2020 CI (ESRC), Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge

  • 01/2017-02/2019 Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University

  • 08/2016-01/2017 Lectureship positions at Universities of Bern, Fribourg, and Innsbruck

  • 10/2014-09/2016 Postdoc, Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge

  • 02/2013-01/2015 PI (SNSF Agora), Department of Comparative Linguistics, University of Zurich

  • 12/2011-09/2014 Postdoc, Department of Comparative Linguistics, University of Zurich

  • 09/2009-11/2011 Postdoc at the Department of Linguistics, University of Bern

  • 09/2008-08/2009 SNSF PhD student, Department of Communication Engineering, University of Tokyo

  • 10/2005-08/2008 SNSF PhD student, Department of General Linguistics, University of Bern

Personal and professional development

  • 06/2015 Supervising graduate students, University of Cambridge Personal Development Program

  • 06/2015 How to peer-review research papers. University of Cambridge Researcher Development Program

  • 03/2015 CLARIN workshop on speech databases. University of Munich

  • 03/2015 Supporting PhD students with mental health difficulties. University of Cambridge Personal and Professional Development

  • 11/2014 Media training for researchers. MAZ Luzern

  • 11/2014 User Experience Basic Training. Nielsen Norman Group, London

  • 11/2014 Getting the most out of meetings. University of Cambridge Researcher Development Program

  • 10/2014 Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). University of Cambridge Researcher Development Program

  • 10/2014 Digital Marketing. Digital Marketing Academy, Cambridge

  • 10/2014 Getting the most out of conferences. University of Cambridge Researcher Development Program

  • 12/2013 Leadership skills for postdocs. University of Zurich

  • 11/2013 Successful conflict management. University of Zurich

  • 11/2013 Media training for researchers. MAZ Luzern

  • 05/2013 Successful fund acquisition for postdocs. University of Zurich

  • 01/2013 Project management for successful postdocs. University of Zurich