Centre for Australian Studies

Team

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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 is a post-doctoral Researcher and Lecturer in the English Department at the University of Cologne. After studying Theatre, Film and TV Studies, English Studies and German Studies at the University of Cologne, she conducted a dissertation project on “The Adolescent Country – Re-Imagining Youth and Coming of age in Contemporary Australian film” which will be published in Universitätsverlag Winter (2018).

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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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