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  • since 2018: Board member (Treasurer) of the Society for Children's and Youth Literature Research (GKJF)
  • since 2016: Chairman of the jury of the Gustav Heinemann Peace Prize for Children's and Youth Books (member since 2013)
  • since 2015: member of the jury Die besten 7 - Bücher für junge Leser (The best 7 - Books for young readers)
  • since 2016: curator of the ALEKI (Centre for Child and Youth Media Research) at the Institute for German Language and Literature II (IDSL II) of the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Cologne
  • 2014-2016: Academic Council at the IDSL II of Cologne University
  • 2012-2014: Temporary Academic Council at IDSL II
  • 2010-2016: Managing Assistant of the IDSL II
  • 2009-2012: Lecturer at IDSL II
  • 2009: Doctorate (Dr. phil.) in German Philology at the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Cologne with the thesis "Der Krieg und die Frau. Thea von Harbous narrative work on the First World War.
  • 2007- 2009 : WHK in the field of examination organization at the IDSL II and freelance lecturer.
  • 2005- 2007: Graduate Scholar of the University of Cologne
  • 2003- 2007: WHK at the ALEKI as part of the DFG project Handbuch zur Kinder- und Jugendliteratur. Vol. 5: From 1850 to 1900 and the preliminary project to the follow-up volume From 1900 to 1950.
  • 2003- 2005: Doctoral studies in Modern German Literature and its Didactics at the University of Cologne.
  • 1999- 2003: SHK at the ALEKI
  • 1997- 2003: Study of German and History for the teaching profession for secondary level I at the University of Cologne. Degree: 1st State Examination for Teaching Offices
  • 1996: Conrad-von-Soest-Gymnasium (Soest). Graduation: Abitur
  • 1976: born in Soest (Westphalia)