Hello and thank you for visiting my personal website. I am a university teacher, researcher, author, and tutor of English and German as foreign languages. On this site, you can find out about all of these activities, and drop me a message if you wish.
I am a native German speaker with bilingual proficiency in English. I have spent eleven years in English-speaking countries – nine of which in England, one in Scotland, and another year in the United States. I hold a PhD in English Literature from Queen Mary University of London, an MSc (with Distinction) in the same subject from the University of Edinburgh, a BA in English and History (First Class) from the University of Hull, as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Modern Foreign Languages, Secondary Schools) from Goldsmiths, University of London. My book, entitled Henry Crabb Robinson: Romantic Comparatist, 1790–1811, has recently been published by Liverpool University Press; you can find out more about it here.
I currently teach English Literature at the universities of Leipzig, Erfurt, and Hamburg, as well as business and conversational English for private clients from a variety of professional backgrounds (the staff of a major dairy company, the director of an engineering firm, and a product manager, among others). Since 2013, I have been a Visiting Fellow of the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary University of London. During the 2020 summer term, I was Guest Professor of English at the University of Hamburg, and between 2015 and 2019 I successfully carried out, as Principal Investigator, a Postdoctoral Fellowship of the German Research Foundation at Hamburg. Between 2014 and 2015, I worked as an Associate Lecturer in English at Goldsmiths, University of London, and from 2009 to 2012 I was a Teaching Assistant in English at Queen Mary University of London. From 2005 to 2006, and again from 2007 to 2008, I taught English and German as foreign languages at a language school in Münster.