Laura Imhoff is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Department of Anglophone Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. She studied Sociology and German Studies at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf and received her M.A. degree with a thesis on “Urban semantics: a linguistic study on the constitution of meaning in public space exemplified by selected street art in Düsseldorf”. In her research, Laura is committed to investigating climate change discourses and the semiotics of (un)sustainable place-making. In her doctoral project, tentatively titled “The production of urban green space: a semiotic approach to activism and performance in environmental discourse”, she looks at stickers as a distinctive genre deployed in the constitution of the environmental activism discourse.


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  • Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in, Anglistik: Linguistik III

  • Interdisciplinary approaches to the (multimodal) constitution of meaning
  • Urban Linguistics, Semantics and Semiotics
  • Semiotic landscapes of (un-)sustainable place-making
  • Discourses of sustainability, environmental change and activism
  • Environmental activist stickers
  • Semiotic dimensions of urban flora and fauna
  • Science communication