Curriculum Vitae


May 2022: Habilitation in English and General Linguistics, Humboldt University of Berlin

        • Habilitation thesis: Compositional Structure and Idiosyncrasy in Nominalizations

        • Public lecture: The L2-Acquisition of the Present Perfect in English

        • Reviewers: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Artemis Alexiadou, Prof. Dr. Markus Egg, Prof. Dr. Ulrike Demske

Nov. 2009: PhD in General Linguistics, University of Tübingen

        • Dissertation: Negative Concord with Negative Quantifiers: A Polyadic Quantifier Approach to Romanian Negative Concord

        • Advisors: Apl. Prof. Dr. Frank Richter and Prof. Dr. Erhard Hinrichs

June 2002: MA Degree in Theoretical Linguistics (2 semesters), University of Bucharest

        • MA Thesis: A Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar Account for Romanian Free Relative Clauses

        • Advisor: Prof. Dr. Emil Ionescu

June 2000: BA Degree in Romanian and English Language and Literature (Teaching module, 8 semesters), University of Bucharest

        • BA Thesis: Remarks on Free Relative Clauses in English and Romanian

        • Advisor: Prof. Dr. Alexandra Cornilescu

Professional Experience

  • Oct. 2022 - present: Substitute professor, Department of English and American Studies, Humboldt University of Berlin.

  • April 2022 - Sep. 2022: Researcher, Institute for German Linguistics, Department of History and Variation of German, University of Potsdam. Research funded by a Postdoc Network Brandenburg Individual Grant for the project Lexical Realizations and Functions of D: The View from Deverbal Nominalizations.

  • 2018 - 2022: Principal investigator and researcher in the DFG-Project Zero-derived Nouns and Deverbal Nominalization: An Empirically-oriented Perspective, Institute for English Linguistics, University of Stuttgart.

  • March 2020: One-week research stay at the Department of Linguistics, Yale University, USA.

  • 2007 - 2018: Researcher (and lecturer), Institute for English Linguistics, University of Stuttgart: Project B1, The Form and Interpretation of Derived Nominals, within the Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 732 Incremental Specification in Context.

  • March - April 2017: Five-week research stay at the Department of Culture and Civilization, University of Verona, Italy.

  • March - April 2016: Six-week research stay at the Department of Linguistics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

  • 2006 - 2007: Research assistant at the Institute for English Linguistics and SFB 732, University of Stuttgart.

  • 2002 - 2006: Research assistant at the Department of Linguistics, University of Tübingen.