Research & CV

I currently work in the Linguistics Department at the University of Potsdam, and am involved in the project “Consequences of head argument order for syntax” (CHAOS), which is part of the Collaborative Research Centre 1287 “Limits of Variability in Language” at the University of Potsdam. We are interested in the cross-linguistic relationship between the basic order of verb and object (VO vs. OV languages) and other syntactic properties which might be related to this, such as scrambling, verb clusters, superiority, subject height, and many more. My own research within the project focuses on Czech and other Slavic languages.

Curriculum Vitae

  • 01/2022 – present: researcher in the Department Linguistics, section Grammar Theory, at the University of Potsdam
  • 10/2018 – 12/2021: junior researcher and Ph.D. student in the project Clitics and the Prosody-Syntax Interface at Göttingen University
  • 10/2017 – 07/2018: lecturer for the BA course Phänomene der Syntax at Frankfurt Goethe University
  • 04/2014 – 08/2017: MA in Linguistics (subjects: syntax and phonology) at Frankfurt Goethe University 
  • 04/2013 – 08/2015: student tutor for courses in the BA linguistics (Typology, Syntax, Mathematics) at Frankfurt Goethe University
  • 10/2011 – 09/2015: student assistant with CARU, project on the acquisition of German relative clauses within the research unit Relative Clauses at Frankfurt Goethe University
  • 10/2011 – 05/2014: BA in Linguistics at Frankfurt Goethe University
  • 10/2009 – 09/2012: Teaching degree for secondary schools at Frankfurt Goethe University
  • born and grown up in Hanau near Frankfurt am Main[:]

Publications and Theses

  • 2019: Clitics at the interfaces of grammar: Defining the “first position” in Czech
    Typology of Morphosyntactic Parameters, Volume 2, Issue 1, Moscow
  • 2017: Czech numeral phrases in coordinated structures
    MA thesis, supervised by Katharina Hartmann, Frankfurt
  • 2014: The production of subject and object relative clauses in German and Czech
    BA thesis, supervised by Petra Schulz, Frankfurt


Member of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS)
Activities: accounts auditor, member of the working group for climate protection

“You can’t possibly be a scientist if you mind people thinking that you’re a fool.”
Douglas Adams