Student assistants to Prof. Birte Bös
Current student assistants
Yasmina is a 2-Fach Bachelor student of Anglophone Studies and Kommunikationswissenschaft at the University of Duisburg-Essen. As a student assistant she is part of a team of three, offering optional student-led tutorials to the “Introduction to Linguistics II” lecture. The tutorials are designed to help students interactively review the content of the lecture, and offer a platform for discussion and additional questions.
Jana is a 2-Fach Bachelor student of Anglophone Studies and History at the University of Duisburg-Essen. As a student assistant she supports the team of Prof. Birte Bös in their efforts to develop online learning platforms and improve in-person and online exams alike. Within the team, Jana brings in her own perspective on online learning and is especially involved in collecting students’ feedback on the ‘Introduction to Linguistics’ courses.
Laura is a Bachelor student and studies Anglophone Studies and the German language (Lehramt Gy/Ge). She started working as a student assistant for the team of Prof. Birte Bös in December 2021. Laura focusses on supporting the team through literature organisation, transcribing interviews, digitising documents and books, as well as analysing, coding and generally working with MaxQDA.
Rabea is a 2-Fach Bachelor’s student of English and Economic Sciences at the University of Duisburg-Essen. She has been working for Prof. Birte Bös since the beginning of 2022 and supports her by creating Moodle courses and helping with research. She also teams up with the student assistant of Dr Michaela Meyer, assisting in course administration and place allocation.
Theresa is a Bachelor of Arts student of Anglophone Studies and Musicology (Lehramt GyGe) at the University of Duisburg-Essen and the Folkwang University of the Arts. She started working as a student assistant at the chair of Prof. Birte Bös in 2022. She mainly supports Dr Nuria Hernández in seminars and in the development of didactic projects.
Besa is a 2-Fach Bachelor student and studies Anglophone Studies and Spanish Language and Culture at the University of Duisburg-Essen. As a student assistant at the chair of Prof. Birte Bös, she supports research projects through literature management, data extractions and transcriptions. Currently she is learning how to perform qualitative data analyses using MaxQDA. Besa is interested in various topics of linguistics such as multilingualism, humor and Alzheimer’s discourse*.
2022. (with Carolin Schneider) “Como te sientes? – With my butt!” Code-choice related humor in bilingual speakers living with dementia of the Alzheimer’s type, CLARe5, University of Anchorage, Alaska, 9 – 11 March 2022.
Cara is a Lehramt Bachelor’s student of English, Spanish and Physical Education at the University of Duisburg-Essen. She started working as a student assistant for Prof. Birte Bös in May 2022. Being part of the Linguistics chair, she is responsible mainly for the maintenance of learning platforms. Moreover, she also works for Dr. Michaela Meyer in terms of coordination of study programs at the Department of Anglophone Studies.
Former student assistants
I am a Master's student of English and History (Master of Education) at the University of Duisburg-Essen. I have been working as a student assistant to Prof. Birte Bös since 2019. I mainly support Prof. Bös in the maintenance of learning platforms, in the process of corpus compilations and as an editorial assistant for publications. Currently, I am also learning how to manage literature with Citavi.
I am a 2-Fach Bachelor student (Anglophone Studies and Angewandte Philosophie) at the University of Duisburg-Essen. As a student assistant I support the linguistics section of Prof. Dr. Bös. My main focus is on literature management, including transcriptions and data extraction for two research projects. Over time, I have learned a lot about qualitative data analysis in MaxQDA besides being familiar with Citavi and Endnote.
I am a Bachelor’s student of Anglophone Studies and Applied Philosophy (2-Subject BA) at the University of Duisburg-Essen. As a student assistant at the chair of Prof. Dr. Bös, I am currently working on project “E-LiTe: Electronic Linguistic Term Papers” with my colleague Viktoria Schutschmann under the supervision of both Frauke Griese and Michael Wentker. Within this project, I am contributing to the development of an (largely asynchronous and autodidactic) e-learning course on Moodle, aimed at supporting students of English Linguistics at the UDE in writing their (first) academic papers. (Our Moodle course will provide interactive learning units and quizzes on academic writing and research skills in linguistics, as well as peer-to-peer exchange opportunities (e.g. forums and chats) and, eventually, office hours for individual consultations.)
I am a 2-subject Master student of Anglophone Studies and Kommunikationswissenschaft at the University of Duisburg-Essen. During my B.A. studies, I developed a great interest in English Linguistics, which has led me to working as a research assistant for Professor Birte Bös now. Together with my colleague Julia Kianzad, you find me in the project team of “E-LiTe: Electronic Linguistic Term Papers”, in which an e-learning course will be developed that aims at helping students at all stages to improve their academic key skills regarding their term papers in the field of English linguistics. The E-LiTe project was initiated and is now led by Frauke Griese and Michael Wentker.
Besides, I am also interested in intrapersonal communication, pragmatics and discourse analysis, communication disorders as well as medical communication, and ethnographic fieldwork.