Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2017
    Group leader for the Laboratory Phonology Group at ZAS

  • 2019
    International chair and visiting professor, Labex Paris

  • 2008 – 2019
    Researcher in the BMBF project: Constituent-related phenomena of spoken language at ZAS Berlin

  • 2010
    Member of the language documentation project in Vanuatu (Ambrym) sponsored by the VW-Foundation (PI: Prof. Manfred Krifka, ZAS Berlin), Role: Camera woman, film documentation (see

  • 2005
    Postdoc at Institut de la Communication Parlée, Grenoble (France)

  • 1999 – 2005
    PhD student at Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh (United Kingdom)

  • 1996 – 2000
    MA student in Drama, Cultural Communication, New German Literature, Linguistics at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

  • 1991 – 1998
    Diploma student of Speech Science and Speech Therapy at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Diploma (level A)

  • 1989 – 1991
    Student of Social Psychology at Friedrich Schiller University Jena

  • 1988 – 1989
    Shift worker, shoe factory Ehrenfriedersdorf (GDR)

Selected publications

  • Fuchs, Susanne & Amélie Rochet-Capellan (2021) The respiratory foundation of speech. Annual Review in Linguistics.

  • Floegel, Mareike, Fuchs, Susanne & Christian A. Kell. 2020. Differential contributions of the two cerebral hemispheres to temporal and spectral speech feedback control. Nature Communications 11, 2839.

  • Fuchs, Susanne 2019. Vocal tract variations affect vowel sounds. Nature Human Behaviour,

  • Petrone Caterina, Susanne Fuchs & Laura L. Koenig. 2017. Relations among subglottal pressure, breathing, and acoustic parameters of sentence level prominence in German. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141. 1715–1725.

  • Rochet-Capellan, Amelie & Susanne Fuchs. 2014. Take a breath and take the turn: how breathing meets turns in spontaneous dialogue. In Rachel Smith, Tamara Rathcke, Fred Cummins, Katie Overy & Sophie Scott (eds.), Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 20130399.

  • Fuchs, Susanne, Caterina Petrone, Jelena Krivokapic & Philip Hoole. 2013. Acoustic and respiratory evidence for utterance planning in German. Journal of Phonetics 41. 29-47.

  • Brunner, Jana, Susanne Fuchs & Pascal Perrier. 2009. On the relationship between palate shape and articulatory behavior. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 125(6). 3936-3949.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • ESR5 (PI with Christine Mooshammer) in Marie Curie ITN « Conversational brains » (European Commission), 2020 – 2023

  • PI with Amelie Rochet-Capellan for ANR-DFG project Salammbo: Spoken lAnguage in motions: Learning and Adaptation of speech coMMunication in the context of BOdy motions, 2018 – 2021

  • PI of the project SPEECHart: Speaker-specific articulation as an adaptation to speaker-specific vocal tract shapes (PI), funded by the German Research Council, 2020 – 2103

  • PI (with Manfred Krifka and Cornelia Ebert) of the project PSIMS: The pragmatic status of iconic meaning in spoken communication: Gestures, ideophones, prosodic modulations, funded by German Research Council, 2018 – 2021

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Acoustical Society of America (Fellow)

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft

  • Laboratory Phonology

  • Associate Editor Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

  • Editorial Board of Journal of Phonetics, Journal of the International Phonetic Association

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Team player


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