EDUCATION

2019   Professorial dissertation (Habilitation), venia legendi in Communication Studies

2012      Dr. phil. (predicate: summa cum laude), Faculty of Humanities, Institute for Communication Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

2006      Magister Artium (Communications, Psychology, Marketing; final grade: ‘sehr gut’), Faculty of Humanities, Institute for Communication Studies, University of Essen, Germany

2003-2004      Two semesters abroad, studies of psychology, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastián, Spain

2003                International Business Studies Network, one semester abroad, focussing on ethnology, business, and the Indonesian language, Universitas Udayana, Denpasar, Indonesia

1998-1999      Apprenticeship in foreign language correspondence, Bénédict-School, Dortmund, Germany

CURRENT POSITION

2013-present   Assistant Professor (akademischer Rat), Faculty of Humanities / Institute for Communication Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

2007-2013      Teaching and research assistant (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), Faculty of Humanities, Institute for Communication Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

2006-2007      Trilingual freelance writer and translator, San Sebastián, Spain

2002-2003      Student collaborator, research project on driving assistant avatars, a collaboration of Daimler-Chrysler and the Institute for Ergonomics and Design, University of Essen, Germany

2000                Stunt-Choreographer for ‘Batman’, Warner Brothers Movie World, Bottrop, Germany.

1996-1998      Civil service: teaching and caring for mentally and physically handicapped children between six and eighteen years of age, Max Wittmann School, Dortmund, Germany

GRANTS AND AWARDS

June 2014        Award from the Faculty of Humanities for the best PhD thesis, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

July 2013        Travel Grant of EUR 1750, issued by the German Academic Exchange Service to attend ISRE 2013, biennial meeting of the International Society for Research on Emotion, Berkeley, California

May 2013        Bursary of AUD 1000, granted by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions to attend a conference on Sourcing Emotions at the University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

August 2012    Travel Grant of EUR 800, issued by the office for international affairs, University of Duisburg-Essen, to compensate my travel expenses during my assignment as a guest lecturer at Beijing International Studies University, Beijing, China

INTERNATIONAL TEACHING ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS AS GUEST LECTURER

April 2016       Erasmus plus teaching mobility – Inclusion and Exclusion in Niklas Luhmann’s systems theory, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain

May 2016        Erasmus plus teaching mobility – The communicative construction of emotion, Hogeschool InHolland, Diemen/Amsterdam, Netherlands

Summer 2012  Guest lecturer – Intercultural Communication, Beijing International Studies University, Beijing, China

March 2012     Erasmus teaching mobility – Social Media - The (Post-)Modern Need for Proximity and the Search for the Invasion of One's Personal Life, Hogeschool InHolland, Diemen/Amsterdam, Netherlands

Fall 2009         Lecturer – Emotion and Communication, Technische Universität, Dortmund, Germany

INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

2014-present   Representative of assistant professors and research assistants at the institutional council, Faculty of Humanities / Institute for Communication Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

2010-present   Substitute faculty council member, Faculty of Humanities, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

2007-present   ERASMUS coordinator, Faculty of Humanities / Institute for Communication Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

2007-present   Assistant editor for the book series Essener Studien zur Semiotik und Kommunikationsforschung (Essen Studies on Semiotics and Communication Research), Shaker Publishing, Aachen, Germany

2013-2014       Member of the search committee for interpersonal communication, Faculty of Humanities / Institute for Communication Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

2013-2014       Member of the search committee for institutional communication, Faculty of Humanities / Institute for Communication Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

2012-2014      Member of the commission for development and financing, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

2012-2013      Member of the committee for the habilitation of PD Dr. Guido Wolf, Faculty of Humanities, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

2011-2012      Member of the committee for the habilitation of Prof. Dr. Ulrike Schröder, Faculty of Humanities, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

2008-2010       Faculty council member, Faculty of Humanities, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

MEMBERSHIPS

2018-present   ESA, European Sociological Association 

2015-present   CPP, Concerned Philosophers for Peace

2014                AHA, Australian Historical Association

2012-present   ISRE, International Society of Research on Emotion

2007-present   NEK, Netzwerk Essener Kommunikationswissenschaft

LANGUAGE SKILLS

German (mother tongue), English (fluent), Spanish (fluent), Indonesian (intermediary), French (intermediary), Portuguese (basic), Malay (basic), Latin (school knowledge)

 

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