Curriculum Vitae

September 2011 - March 2012 DAAD scholarship holder at the Department of German, Stockholm University
since May 2009 Member of the graduate school "Religion and Politics"
February - March 2009 Project coordinator at the Erasmus Mundus project BalticStudyNet at the Humboldt University Berlin
2008 Visiting lecturer at the Department for Northern European Studies of the Humboldt University Berlin
April 2008 Final degree M.A. (German Master), master's thesis on "The ReProduction of knowledge in monolingual Swedish dictionaries. A critical lexicographical analysis of the depiction of Islam."
2006 - 2008 Student assistant at the Chair of Scandinavian Linguistics/Gender Studies of the Humboldt University Berlin
2005 - 2006 Student employee at the corpus linguistics project Falko of the Free University Berlin and the Humboldt University Berlin
2002/2003 Beltzner scholarship holder at the Åbo Akademi, Finland
2000-2008 Study of Scandinavian Studies and German Linguistics at the Humboldt University Berlin
1981 Born in Herdecke/Ruhr

Ph.D. project

Working title: „Unto the end of the world“ – A discourse analytical study on the legitimisation of Christian Missions in the Publications of the Swedish Missionary Covenant around 1900

Research Interests

  • Scandinavian mission
  • Language and colonialism
  • Critical lexicography
  • Depiction of Islam in Sweden
  • Denunciations
  • Language politics in Scandinavia

Publications

Edited volumes

  • Missions and Media: The Politics of Missionary Periodicals in the Long Nineteenth Century, ed. with Felicity Jensz, Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 2013.
  • Schimpfwörter – Beschimpfungen – Pejorisierungen: Wie in Sprache Macht und Identitäten verhandelt werden, ed. with Lann Hornscheidt and Ines Jana, Frankfurt am Main: Brandes & Apsel, 2011.

Articles

  • „Missionary Periodicals as a Genre: Models of Writing, Horizons of Expectation“, in: Missions and Media: The Politics of Missionary Periodicals in the Long Nineteenth Century, ed. Felicity Jensz and Hanna Acke, Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 2013, pp. 225-243.
  • „Forum: The Form and Function of Nineteenth-Century Missionary Periodicals“ (with Felicity Jensz), in: Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture 82: 2, June 2013, pp. 368-373. doi: 10.1017/S0009640713000036 .
  • „Zum Umgang mit Pejorisierungen in einsprachigen Wörterbüchern“, in: Schimpfwörter – Beschimpfungen – Pejorisierungen: Wie in Sprache Macht und Identitäten verhandelt werden, ed. Lann Hornscheidt, Ines Jana and Hanna Acke, Frankfurt am Main: Brandes & Apsel, 2011, pp. 69-94.
  • „Das Pejo-Projekt – Eine Fragebogenuntersuchung zum Umgang mit Beschimpfungen unter Jugendlichen“ (with Lann Hornscheidt, Ines Jana and Gisa Marehn), in: Schimpfwörter – Beschimpfungen – Pejorisierungen: Wie in Sprache Macht und Identitäten verhandelt werden, ed. Lann Hornscheidt, Ines Jana and Hanna Acke, Frankfurt am Main: Brandes & Apsel, 2011, pp. 227-234.
  • Articles on „Islam“, „Muslim“ and „Religion“, in: Rassismus auf gut Deutsch. Ein kritisches Nachschlagewerk zu rassistischen Sprachhandlungen, ed. Adibeli Nduka-Agwu and Lann Hornscheidt, Frankfurt am Main: Brandes & Apsel, 2010.

courses

  • Summer semester 2010: University of Münster, Department for Scandinavian Studies: Ingenting er som en felles fiende – Scandinavian images of the Self and the Other in literature and media
  • Winter semester 2008-09: Humboldt University Berlin, Baltic Sea School: „Research Tutorial“
  • Summer semester 2008: Humboldt University Berlin, Department for Northern European Studies in cooperation with the university of Gotheburg: "Linguistics 2" (in German)
  • Winter semester 2004-05, summer semester 2005: Humboldt University Berlin, Department for Northern European Studies: Project tutorial on Linguistics and comic strips, "Images of speech in speaking images" (in German)