Education & Experience

2020: Appointment at the UDE as junior professor for German linguistics, with a focus on Linguistic Integration

2019 - 2020: Lecturer / Researcher at the Center for Language in Urban Diversity, Humboldt-University Berlin

2015 - 2019: Post-doctoral research fellow at the Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan at the University of Oslo

2014: Promotion in General and Applied Linguistics (with distinction) at University of Vienna

2007: Diploma in General and Applied Linguistics (with distinction) at the University of Vienna


Judith Purkarthofer researches multilingualism and linguistic integration in education, with families and in other social spaces. PhD from the University of Vienna with Brigitta Busch, then research and teaching at the University of Oslo, the Humboldt University in Berlin and now as a junior professor at the University of Duisburg-Essen. She is particularly interested in participatory research and creative methods with children and adults, as well as in transfer projects between science and practice.

Press release of the UDE (August 2020)


Please contact me via mail to arrange a meeting (online or in person).



Mrs Kornelia Karimian

Deputy Member of the Department Conference (INKO 2022-2024)
Member of the Department Conference (INKO 2020-2022)
Member of the Commission for Development Planning and Finances (KEF, 2021-2023)

Member of the board of InZentIM (Interdisciplinary Center for Integration- and Migration Studies) (2022-2024)


ResearchGate: Judith_Purkarthofer