Curriculum Vitae

Academic Employment

Since 2015            Professor (W2) for Language Acquisition, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

2010 - 2015          Junior Professor for Language Acquisition, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

2008 - 2010          British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship, University College London

2006- 2008           Postdoctoral Fellow and Career Development Fellow, University of Oxford

2005 - 2006          Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Southern Denmark


Major research grants

2015-2018: Co-PI, DFG Research Group 2253 "Crossing the borders: The interplay of language, cognition and the brain in early human development" 

2015-2020: Co-PI, DFG Research Training Group 2070 "Understanding social relationships" 

2015-2018: Co-PI, Leibniz ScienceCampus Primate Cognition.

2014-2017: Co-PI, DFG Research Project "Discourse referents in space - Anaphora resolution in German sign language" within the DFG Priority Programme " New pragmatic theories based on experimental evidence" (with Markus Steinbach and Edgar Onea)

2013-2015: PI, DFG Research grant "The specificity of the orthography-phonology interface"

2008-2011: PI, British Academy Research Fellowship "Investigating phonological priming in infancy"


Prizes and honours

2017: Elected member of the Göttingen Academy of Humanities and Sciences

2014: Wissenschaftspreis of the Fritz-Behrens-Stiftung