2015 - 2016 Representation of the W3-Professorship of Germanistic Linguistics at the University of Leipzig
Winter semester 2010 Visiting Professorship for German Linguistics at the University of Vienna
Summer semester 2009 Representation of the W3 Professorship for German Linguistics at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal
01.11.2004 Appointment as Privatdozent at the University of Leipzig
07/2004 Habilitation at the Philological Faculty of the University of Leipzig: "Bewegung: Restrictions and triggers"; teaching qualification: General linguistics & German linguistics
2003 - 2008 Research associate at ZAS, Berlin; collaboration in the project: "Non-canonical Uses of Verb Second and Verb Last Sentences"
2000 - 2002 Research associate at the University of Leipzig, collaboration in the project: "Syntax of the C domain"
1996 - 1999 Research associate at ZAS, Berlin, collaboration in the projects: "Non-canonical Complementation" and "Focus Syntax/Language Comparison"
1996 Doctorate at the Faculty of Philosophy II of the University of Potsdam: Dissertation on the word position in German: "Discourse Dependent DP (De-) Placement", Supervisor: Prof. G. Fanselow
1992 - 1995 Doctoral student at the research focus General Linguistics (financed by the Max Planck Society)
1992 University of Geneva: "Certificat de Spécialisation en Linguistique Générale" Thèse du Certificat: "Quelques arguments en faveur d'un syntagme casuel", Supervisor: Prof. Luigi Rizzi University of Leipzig: Magister Artium (General Linguistics / Romance Studies), Master Thesis: "The French Klitikum EN - an analysis within the framework of the Rektions- und Bindungstheorie", Supervisor: Prof. Anita Steube, also: Minor in Russian Studies (University of Leipzig)
1991 - 1992 Study of General Linguistics in Geneva
1987 - 1991 Studies at the (Karl-Marx) University of Leipzig General Linguistics, Romance Studies (French Studies), Russian Studies