I am a lecturer in English linguistics at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Previously, I have held positions as research assistant and junior lecturer at the University of Freiburg.
My PhD thesis focused on the role of social salience for perceptual priming in an episodic memory framework. I investigated this issue by looking at the production and perception of four phonological variables in Scouse, the variety of English spoken in the city of Liverpool.
Examination & areas of interest
I am available as an examiner for the Fachkompetenzmodul (final oral examination; get in touch about possible topics) and as a supervisor of final theses, primarily in my main areas of interest:
- acoustic phonetics
- language perception
- urban accents
- experimental approaches to the study of language
My teaching covers general introductions to linguistics, phonetics and phonology, regional and social variation, basic research methodology, and the usage of software such as Praat and R for semi-automatic data collection and analysis.
I also organise a yearly summer school (cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19).