Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

CV

education

04/2012 – 10/2016           Dr. rer. nat. (PhD equivalent)

Biological Psychology and Neuropsychology, University of Hamburg

  Dissertation: Neural Plasticity in Auditory and Visual Cortices as a

  Result of Congenital Deafness: Visual, Tactile, and Crossmodal Processing

  Advisor: Prof. Dr. Brigitte Röder

  (Magna Cum Laude)

           

04/2012 – 01/2014            Psychology Curriculum for graduate students, University of Hamburg

 

10/2004 – 09/2011            Magister Artium (M.A.), University of Hamburg

   Sign Languages (major), Economics (minor)

 

09/2001 – 01/2004            Bookselling apprenticeship, Buchhandlung Fiehland, Kaltenkirchen

           

appointments

since 04/2020                    Assistant professor of Sign Languages

   Institute for Rehabilitation Sciences, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

 

10/2018–09/2019               Visiting professor

    Institute for German Sign Language, University of Hamburg

 

10/2016 – 08/2018             Postdoctoral Associate & Visiting Researcher

 Mayberry Laboratory for Multimodal Language Development

    Department of Linguistics, University of California, San Diego

    Research project: The critical period and neurolinguistic processing

    Principal investigators: Prof. Dr. Rachel Mayberry, Prof. Dr. Eric Halgren

 

01/2012 – 10/2016             Scientific Staff

 Biological Psychology and Neuropsychology, University of Hamburg

  Research project: Critical Brain Changes

    Principal investigator: Prof. Dr. Brigitte Röder

 

04/2008 – 08/2009             Student assistant

    Institute for German Sign Language, University of Hamburg

 

08/2008 – 10/2008             Research internship (psycholinguistics)

    Department of Linguistics, University of New Mexico

    Research project: Cross-language activation in ASL-English bilinguals

    Principal investigator: Prof. Dr. Jill P. Morford                          

 

08/2007 – 12/2007             Visiting Scholar

    Department of Linguistics, University of New Mexico

    Research project: Cross-language activation in ASL-English bilinguals

                                                  Principal investigator: Prof. Dr. Jill P. Morford