Centre for Australian Studies


Team 2018-03-28T18:54:43+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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Christina Ringel
Events Coordinator

Christina Ringel studied Linguistics at Paderborn University and Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf with a focus on language acquisition, computer linguistics and language diversity. Following a six-month internship at Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring Language and Culture Centre in 2013 she is currently writing her PhD in the English Department/University of Cologne.

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