Welcome!

I am a sociolinguist interested in combining qualitative and quantitative approaches to language variation in the Sociolab at the University of Duisburg-Essen. I also work on discourse around health and health communication, in particular with respect to Type 1 Diabetes. I am passionate about communicating research findings and making an impact beyond academia.

Language Variation and Change Across the Lifespan

How does language change over time? How do individuals change the way they speak over the course of their lives? And how do these two things relate to each other? These are questions I investigate as a postdoctoral researcher on the DFG research project „Language Variation Across the Lifespan“ led by Prof. Isabelle Buchstaller (University of Duisburg-Essen). The 3-year project has started in March 2020.

It’s all about the interaction

The title of my PhD Thesis – „It’s all about the Interaction“ – is one of my leading principles. This website offers an overview of my academic and broader work, and I would like to invite you to interact with the work, the artists and the researchers I collaborate with.

Making the Invisible Visible

Why not start by taking a look at the most recent project „Making the Invisible Visible“ – a travelling exhibition showing the many faces of Type 1 Diabetes, and the many facets of living with this chronic condition.