Curriculum Vitae

IMG_3044Current Position

since October 2016: Postdoctoral researcher at University of Leipzig, Developmental and Educational Psychology

since March 2017: Research Coordinator at the Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology, University of Leipzig


October 2014 – September 2016: Postdoc-Fellow at University of Erfurt

July 2014: Doctor philosophiae (Dr. phil.)

Faculty of Biosciences, Pharmacy and Psychology
(University of Leipzig, Germany)

Dissertation: “Young children’s comprehension of indirect communication. Empirical research and theoretical conclusions.”

December 2013 – September 2014: Research assistant, University of Leipzig (Germany), Institute of Special Education, Department of Speech-Language-Communication in Special Education

January 2011 – December 2013: Doctoral student at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology;
Supervisor: Michael Tomasello

June 2009 – December 2010: Research assistant, University of Leipzig (Germany), Department of German Studies; Pragmalinguistics
Organisation of an international conference ‘Beyond the words’; Edition of conference proceedings

April 2009: Magistra Artium (M. A.)

German Studies, Psychology, History (with highest honors);
University of Leipzig (Germany)

Topic of Thesis: “Lexikonerwerb. Der Einfluss der Wortbekanntheit auf das Wortlernprinzip ‘Mutual Exclusivity’.” (with highest honors)
Supervisors: Prof. Michael Tomasello & Prof. Frank Liedtke


QualiFonds Leipzig University

Flexibler Fonds Leipzig University

2014 – 2016:
Christoph-Martin-Wieland-Postdoc-Stipend of University Erfurt

2011 – 2013:
Doctoral Stipend of Max Planck Society

2009 – 2010:
European Science Foundation: Collaborative Research in Experimental Pragmatics – Travel Grants for short visits (together with Nausicaa Pouscoulous, Susanne Grassmann, Richard Breheny)
December 6-11: Visit to University College London, UK.

Fritz Thyssen Foundation, Conference Funding (together with Prof. Frank Liedtke)

Ad-hoc Reviewer for:

– Cognitive Science
– First Language
– Folia Linguistica
– Frontiers in Psychology
– Journal of Child Language
– Journal of Memory and Language
– Cognition