I’m a PhD candidate in Linguistics and English Language at the University of Edinburgh. My research brings Conversation Analytic methods to the study of (socio)linguistic variation in listener responses. My supervisors are Dr. Lauren Hall-Lew, Dr. Joseph Gafaranga, and Dr. Josef Fruehwald.

Before embarking on my PhD, I spent one year at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg and worked as a research assistant with Dr. Véronique Lacoste at the chair of Prof. Christian Mair. I also tutored a course in the German linguistics department (chair Prof. Peter Auer).

I read for an MSc in Applied Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. My MSc dissertation on Epistemic Authority in Assessment Sequences was supervised by Dr. Lauren Hall-Lew and Dr. Joseph Gafaranga and won the PPLS Highly Commended Dissertation Award 2014.

I earned my undergraduate degree in Integrated Cultural Studies at Jacobs University Bremen, where Prof. Jürgen Trabant supervised my BA thesis on Code-Switching in the Multilingual Context of Jacobs University Bremen.


I am grateful to the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, the German Academic Exchange Service, and the Scottish Graduate School for the Arts and Humanities for funding my PhD project.