2014: PhD in linguistics, University of Potsdam; title: The syntax of comparative constructions: Operators, ellipsis phenomena and functional left peripheries; result: summa cum laude; date of defence: 25 February 2014; committee: Prof. Dr. Gisbert Fanselow, Prof. Dr. István Kenesei, Prof. Dr. Malte Zimemrmann, Dr. Luis Vicente, Prof. Dr. Ralf Engbert

2018: PhD defence completed in literary studies, University of Hamburg; title: The narrative properties of the 19th-century verse novel: Reflexive structure, intertextuality and generic history; result: magna cum laude; date of defence: 27 June 2018; committee: Prof. Dr. Beáta Wagner-Nagy, Dr. habil István Margócsy, Prof. Dr. Christian Brockmann


2018–: Visiting professor (Vertretungsprofessorin), University of Konstanz, Department of Linguistics, substituting the vacant chair "English linguistics"

2015–2018: Research fellow (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin), University of Potsdam, Department of Linguistics (DFG-project, Principal Investigator)

2014: Research fellow (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, replacing Dr. Luis Vicente between 1 April and 30 September), University of Potsdam, Department of Linguistics

2013–2015: Research fellow (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin), University of Potsdam, Department of Linguistics (SFB-632, Project Z)

2012–2013: PhD scholarship holder, University of Potsdam, Integrated Graduate School (SFB-632)

Research project (as principal investigator)

2015–2018: The syntax of functional left peripheries and its relation to information structure (DFG-project: BA 5201/1-1; ca. 257.500 EUR)

Participation in further projects

2012–2015: as a scholarship holder (and beyond within the SFB) affiliated (primarily) with the project The syntactic expression of information structure and the architecture of grammar (Project A1, SFB-632: Information structure: The linguistic means for structuring utterances, sentences and texts), lead by: Gisbert Fanselow and Luis Vicente (University of Potsdam)

2012–2013: as a scholarship holder affiliated (secondarily) with the project The role of information structure in language change (Project B4, SFB-632: Information structure: The linguistic means for structuring utterances, sentences and texts), lead by: Karin Donhauser and Svetlana Petrova (Humboldt-University Berlin)


English: professional (equivalent to C2)

German: professional (equivalent to C2)

Italian: advanced (equivalent to C1)

French: pre-intermediate (equivalent to B1)

Scholarships, acknowledgements

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Courses taught

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Book reviews

2016: Theresa Biberauer and George Walkden (eds.), Syntax over time: Lexical, morphological, and information-structural interactions. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. Review appeared in: Beiträge zur Geschichte der deutschen Sprache und Literatur (PBB) 138.2. [link]

2016: Katalin É. Kiss, Balázs Surányi and Éva Dékány (eds.), Approaches to Hungarian 14: Papers from the 2013 Piliscsaba Conference. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2015. Review appeared in: Finno-Ugric Languages and Linguistics 4.1–2. 41–56. [link]

2016: Farrell Ackerman and Irina Nikolaeva, Descriptive typology and linguistic theory: A study in the morphosyntax of relative clauses. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications, 2013. Review appeared in: Acta Linguistica Hungarica 63.1. 97–112. [link]

Reviewing for publications (selected)

Natural Languages and Linguistic Theory (2019)

Headedness and/or grammatical anarchy?, eds. Ulrike Freywald and Horst Simon. Berlin: Language Science Press

The Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics (2018)

Finno-Ugric Languages and Linguistics (2018)

internal: Linguistische Berichte (LB) Sonderhefte 25: Non-canonical verb positioning in main clauses, eds. Mailin Antomo and Sonja Müller. Hamburg: Helmut Buske Verlag (2018)

The Oxford Handbook of Ellipsis, eds. Jeroen van Craenenbroeck and Tanja Temmerman. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2018)

Canadian Journal of Linguistics/Revue canadienne de linguistique (2017)

Infinitives at the Syntax-Semantics Interface: A Diachronic Perspective, eds. Ulrike Demske and Łukasz Jędrzejowski. Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter (2017)

Acta Linguistica Hungarica (2016)

Reviewing for conferences (selected)

International Conference on the Structure of Hungarian 14 (ICSH 14), Potsdam, University of Potsdam (2019)

55th Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS 55), Chicago, University of Chicago (2019)

21st Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference (DiGS21), Tempe, AZ, Arizona State University (2019)

The 93rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA 2019), New York City, NY (2018)

49th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 49), Ithaca, NY, Cornell University (2018)

Theoretical and Empirical Approaches to Microvariation (TEAM 2018), Padua, University of Padua (2018)

54th Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS 54), Chicago, University of Chicago (2018)

48th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 48), Reykjavík, University of Iceland (2017)

19th Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference (DiGS19), Cape, Stellenbosch University and the University of the Western Cape (2017)

17th Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference (DiGS17), Reykjavík, University of Iceland (2015)

Second Central European Conference in Linguistics for postgraduate Students (CECIL’S 2), Piliscsaba, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Department of Theoretical Linguistics (2013)


2015–2016: Member of Search Committee: Junior Professorship (W1) "Variation and Variability in Grammatical Systems", Department of Linguistics, University of Potsdam

2015–2016: Member of Habilitation Committee of Dr. Luis Vicente, Department of Linguistics, University of Potsdam


2016–: Generative Linguistics in the Old World

2016–: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft

2012–: Philological Society

Computer skills

Operating system: Windows (7, 8, 10)

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)

Typesetting (LaTeX, Word)

Basic webdesign (HTML with CSS)

Linguistic tools: Praat, SoSci Survey

Scientific search (searching in catalogues and on the internet)


Literature – reading, writing prose

Language learning, language teaching

Classical music, playing classical music (violin, viola)

Fine arts

Baking, cooking

Dogs (with special focus on dachshunds)