As an Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching at the University of Luxembourg I am member of the Institute for German Language, Literature and Interculturality. My institutional responsibilities include Head of Language Centre and Course Coordinator for German Language Courses.
My research and supervision expertise include text- and discourse analysis, academic writing, multimodal discourse and semiotics, systemic functional grammar, multilingual pedagogy in higher education, and research on language policy.
I have previously worked on research projects at Vienna university, Austria where I received my PhD degree in 2010.
I worked as a lecturer for applied linguistics and academic writing at various universities in Austria, as well as in Germany and Rumania. For my PhD thesis, which was published in 2014, I went on a research stay to Sydney, Australia, where I worked with the Sydney School of Systemic Functional Linguistics.
I am co-founder and member of the Austrian Association on Academic Writing, member of the European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing, the European Language Council, the International Pragmatics Association, and the International Systemic Functional Linguistics Association. I have authored and edited books and journals on academic writing and multimodal discourse analysis.
I teach linguistics in the Bachelor and Master programs of the Institute for German Language, Literature and Interculturality and academic writing across the university.