Lena Hertzel

Lena Hertzel (she/her) works as a research assistant in EFL Education at the University of Duisburg-Essen. She studied English and History at the University of Münster and graduated with a master’s degree (Master of Education für das Lehramt an Gymnasien und Gesamtschulen) in 2022. During her studies she spent a year abroad in Ghana to work as a volunteer at PEC School in Nsawam Adoagyiri.

Her main research interests revolve around inter- and transcultural learning, global citizenship education and anti-racist education. In addition, one of her core concerns is the consideration of Postcolonial Theories in ELE. Following up on this, her PhD project is concerned with decolonizing cultural learning.


Universitätsstr. 12
45141 Essen
R12 R04 A15


  • Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in, Anglistik: Didaktik des Englischen - EFL Education

Member of the DGFF (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Fremdsprachenforschung e. V.)