Centre for Australian Studies

Team

Team 2018-06-05T10:25:36+00:00

Melanie Brück
Research Coordinator

Melanie A. Brück is a PostDoc Researcher and Lecturer at the Chair of Applied English Linguistics (Prof. Adone) in the English Department/University of Cologne and the Coordinator of the Language Laboratory of the Faculty of Arts & Humanities/ University of Cologne. Her research interests focus on the interaction of language and culture, multimodality, language contact, and the Indigenous languages of Australia and the Oceanic region.

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David Kern
AS-Online Coordinator

David has studied English, Philosophy, and Education at the University of Cologne from 2009 to 2016 and holds a State Examination (Equals M.A.) and a German teaching degree. He is a Research Assistant in the English Department/University of Cologne and he is currently working on a PhD Project in Indigenous Literary Environmental Activism.

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Victoria Herche
Public Relations

Victoria Herche holds an M.A. in Theatre, Film and TV Studies, English Studies and German Studies from the University of Cologne, where she is currently a Research Assistant and Lecturer in the English Department. She is working on a dissertation project on “The Adolescent Country – Re-Imagining Youth and Coming of age in contemporary Australian film”.

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Thomas Batchelor
Events Coordinator

Thomas studied at the University of Sydney until 2017 and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in linguistics. Since graduating with First Class Honours, he is now working as a Research Assistant in the English Department at the University of Cologne, where he is also working on a PhD project on language change and contact in Australian Kriol around Kununurra.

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