Short CV/Education and training

  • 1987 – 1992
    Undergraduate and MA studies in Bamberg, Germany; Edinburgh, UK; Berlin, Germany

  • 1989
    Internships at the Diocesan Museum in Regensburg, Germany, and the National Library of Scotland

  • 1992 – 1995
    Doctoral studies at the University of Göttingen and at the University of Bamberg, Germany

  • 1995 – 2004
    Lecturer in the German Department, University of Tübingen, Germany

  • 2001 – 2003
    Feodor-Lynen Scholarship at Oxford University

  • 2003
    venia legendi (authorisation to teach) in the field of German philology

  • 2005
    Visiting professor in the German Department, University of Zurich, Switzerland

    2006-2014 Chair of German Studies, School of Modern Languages, Newcastle University, UK

  • 2007
    Visiting scholar at St. John's College, Oxford, UK

  • Since 2015
    Chair of Medieval German Literature and Linguistics, University of Oxford

Selected publications

  • Der "Renner" des Johannes Vorster. 1998.

    Williram von Ebersberg. 2004.

    "Hystoria Judith". 2006.

    Dichtung und Didaxe. 2009.

    The Sword of Judith. 2010.

    Liturgie und Reform. 2013

    Mysticism and Devotion. 2014



Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • 2009-2015 Chair of Women in German Studies, UK

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Music (French horn, singing); book binding, photography


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