Who am I?
I am multilingual, creative, organised, and I put my values into practice.
- since May 2017: Organisational Assistant at the Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) and its Europe and Middle East Section (EMES)
- 2014 to 2017: Linguae Mundi Academic Manager at Coventry University
- 2013 to 2015: Post-Doctoral Research Officer and Sub-Project Coordinator at Leipzig Universität for the project "SMS communication in Switzerland"
- 2014 to 2015: Project Coordinator for the WhatsApp research project "What's up, Deutschland?"; launch date was: 17 November 2014
- 2014: Content Coordinator for the project "What's up, Switzerland?"; launch date was 01 June 2014
- 2009 to 2012: Post-Doctoral AHRC Research Officer for "What's Hard in German?" (WHiG) at Bangor University
- 2010 to 2011: Teaching Fellow in Luxembourg Studies at the University of Sheffield
- 2004 to 2009: Language Tutor (Luxembourgish, French, German) at the University of Sheffield
I grew up in Luxembourg and studied the following:
- CELTA at Coventry University
- PhD in Germanic Corpus Linguistics at the University of Sheffield
- MA in Germanic Studies at the University of Sheffield
- BA in English Language at Bangor University
- 2 years of English Studies (linguistics and literature) in Luxembourg
You can read about my work on the publications page.
I researched corpus linguistics:
- 2013-2015 at the Universität Leipzig for the project "SMS communication in Switzerland"
- 2009-2012 at Bangor University for the project "What's Hard in German?" (WHiG)
- 2005-2009 at the University of Sheffield for my PhD thesis on pragmatic markers in Luxembourgish emails, plays and filmscripts
More about my research on the research page.
My academic interests have included:
- language teacher training
- corpus linguistics and quantitative methods
- foreign language teaching
- computer-mediated communication (CMC)
I also have an "interest for pleasure" in:
- intercultural communication
- constructed languages
- writing scripts
- typography and graphic design