Curriculum Vitae













PhD at the University of Newcastle, Australia

Thesis: "Towards a Theory of Complex Predicates in Australian and Oceanic languages: An Analysis of Coverb Constructions in Wagiman and Serial Verb Constructions in Vurës" (PDF)

Supervisors: A/Prof Bill Palmer, A/Prof Mark Harvey, Dr Catriona Malau

M.A. Empirical Linguistics, Goethe University Frankfurt

Focus: Comparative Linguistics

Master's Thesis: "A Description of Surabayan Javanese with Special Reference to its Linguistic Etiquette" (PDF)

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Jost Gippert, Prof. Dr. Bernd Nothofer

B.A. Empirical Linguistics, Goethe University Frankfurt

Major: Indo-European Studies

Minor: Southeast Asian Studies

Bachelor's Thesis: "Language Contact: Malay Influence on Thai" (PDF)

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Bernd Nothofer

Work and Volunteering

since 2021



since 2020


Since 2017
















Research Assistant in the AHRC Project of the University of Oxford to investigate the Enggano language;
Content Creator at Mango Languages in Farmington Hills, MI (online);
Freelance German Teacher for Germany Indonesia Professionals, Berlin (online)

Teaching assistant in Advanced Thai III at the Goethe University in Frankfurt (online)

Tutor for Introduction to Linguistics at the University of Newcastle, Australia

Postgraduate Student Representative for the Australian Linguistics Society (ALS).

Library assistant for Indian books at the Library for Empirical Linguistics in Frankfurt, Germany

Tutor for General Linguistics, Syntax, and Linguistic Typology at the Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany

Representative for Indonesia at Frankfurt Book Fair

Translator English>German for the comic “Adventure of Esther and Kartolo: Our Sea“ for Ikatan Penerbit Indonesia (IKAPI)

Teaching assistant for German at Exzellent Institut in Surabaya, Indonesia

Teaching assistant for German at SMA Negeri 15 in Surabaya, Indonesia

Teacher for an intensive German Course at YFU for Thai exchange students in Lüneburg, Germany

German Teacher at High School SMA Negeri 1 Sooko in Mojokerto, Indonesia

Tutor for Thai writing system at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany (material)

Library assistant at the Asian Library in Frankfurt, Germany

Internship at the Southeast Asia Information Center in Essen, Germany (now in Cologne)

Department: Editorial, proofreading

Undergraduate research assistant in the Old German joint annotation project DDD Referenzkorpus Altdeutsch of the Humboldt University of Berlin, Goethe University of Frankfurt, and Schiller University of Jena

Chaperone on 4th grade field trip of Ruamrudee International School Swiss Section to the Baan Kwai (Buffalo Village) in Suphanburi, Thailand

Chaperone at the Deutschcamp in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand

Teaching assistant at Ruamrudee International School Swiss Section, 1st to 12th grade, in Bangkok, Thailand

Subjects: German, French, Science, Mathematics, PE including swimming
Further activities: Proofreading, taking care of first graders, accounting, inventory, translation

Freelancer as a text writer at texte4you (now: webRichtUng GmbH)

Coach in the local swimming club TSV Lubwart in Bad Liebenwerda, Germany

Private tutor for French

Internship at the advertising agency Rosenhahn in Bad Liebenwerda, Germany

Activities: textile printing, film printing, billboard labeling

Student internship at the local TV station Elster TV in Elsterwerda, Germany

Department: technology, cut

Unpaid interpreter for French and Spanish on a guided tour in Bad Liebenwerda, Germany

Conference Organization and Publications













(with Mark Harvey) "Complex predication and adverbial modification in Wagiman" in Australian Journal of Linguistics 41(1): 96-129. PDF or DOI.

"Babaring lelakon: The use of -ing in Javanese genitive constructions" in Wacana 22(1): 182-206. PDF

"Interesting Facts about Vurës - An indigenous language of Vanuatu" in Parrot Time 35: 32-42. PDF or Online Access

"Polite Vocabulary in the Javanese Language of Surabaya" in Wacana 19(1): 58-99. PDF

Co-organization of the international conference “Language Contact and Language Change in West Asia” (LCLCWA) at the Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany

“A Brief Grammar of the Eastern Atadei Language of Lembata, Indonesia” in Linguistik Indonesia 34(2), pp. 113-128. Jakarta: Universitas Katolik Atma Jaya. PDF

(with Natalie Dietrich) Gippipedia: Die freie Enzyklopädie. Ein studentisches Projekt von Аҧсшәа bis 中文 anlässlich des 60. Geburtstags von Prof. Dr. Jost Gippert am 12. März 2016. Frankfurt am Main: Juridicum Verlag Bockenheim. PDF

Co-organization of the 58th Student Conference for LinguisticsStuTS” at the Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany.

Organization of the “Java-Tag” (Java Day) at the Goethe University in Frankfurt in cooperation with the Consulate General of Indonesia

“Kurz nachgefragt – Ist Thailand auf dem Weg, behindertenfreundlich zu werden?” in Südostasien 27(4), pp. 38-39. Essen: Asienhaus. PDF

International Experience








PhD Candidature in Newcastle, Australia.

Three-week Armenian language course at the American University of Armenia (Հայաստանի ամերիկյան համալսարան) in Yerevan, Armenia

One-year language course of Indonesian as part of the Darmasiswa scholarship at the Universitas Surabaya (UBAYA) in Surabaya, Indonesia

Three-month participation at the special program of Beasiswa Seni dan Budaya Indonesia (BSBI) at UPN Veteran in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Study trip to London, Great Britain and Alloa, Scotland

Individual backpacking trips through the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Czechia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Oman, Poland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Thailand, USA, Vietnam