- since 2019. Spokesperson of the DFG Research Training Group "Nominal Modification"
- since 2017. Appointment as a W3 professor for Portuguese and Spanish linguistics, Goethe-University Frankfurt
- 2016-2018. Vice dean, Department of Modern Languages, Goethe University Frankfurt.
- 2016. Offer of a professorship for 'Intercultural studies and Multilingualism', University of Vienna (rejected)
- since 2014. Member and deputy spokesperson of the DFG Graduate School 'Nominal Modification', Goethe-University Frankfurt
- since 2014. Spokesperson of the GRADE Center 'Language', Goethe Research Academy, Goethe-University Frankfurt
- 2012-2016. Senator (deputy), Goethe-University Frankfurt
- 2011-2013. Head of the Institute of Romance Languages and Literatures, Goethe-University Frankfurt
- since 2011. Elected member of the Faculty Board of the Department of Modern Languages, Goethe-University Frankfurt
- 2010. Appointment as a professor for Portuguese and Spanish linguistics at Goethe-University Frankfurt
- 2009. Offer of a W2 professorship for Spanish and French linguistics at Bergische University of Wuppertal (rejected)
- 2008/9. Replacement for a C4-professorship in Romance Linguistics, Romance Department, University of Hamburg
- 2007-2010. Researcher. Romance department, University of Hamburg
- 1999-2007. Research assisstant and Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Collaborative research center on 'Multilingualism'/Uni Hamburg
- 2005. Ph. D in Portuguese Linguistics, University of Hamburg. Dissertation: 'Syntaktische Varation aus synchrnischer und diachronischer Perspektive: die Entwicklung der Wortstellung im Portugiesischen' (Syntactic variation from synchronic and diachronic perspective: the development of word order in Portuguese).
- 1999. ' Magister' in Portuguese and German Language and Literature, University of Hamburg. Thesis: 'Zur Syntax des flektierten Infinitivs im europäischen Portugiesisch. Eine diachronische Studie' (About the syntax of the inflected infinitive in European Portuguese. A diachronic study).
- 1991-1999. Studies in German Linguistics and Literature, Philosophy, and Portuguese at the Universities of Jena, Lisbon, and Hamburg.
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