Peter PinnwandI’m a researcher and lecturer (Akademischer Rat) in the field of Teaching English as a Foreign Language at Bielefeld University.

I studied English Language & Literature, German Language & Literature, Educational Sciences and Educational Psychology at Halle-Wittenberg University. In 2011, I received my teaching degree (MA/M.Ed equivalent). During my studies, I worked as a student assistant and a tutor in the departments of German Language History, German Contemporary Linguistics and English Linguistics. While studying at Newcastle University (UK, 2008-2009) as an Erasmus student, I worked as a student ambassador for the programme Routes into Languages North East.

After graduating from Halle-Wittenberg University in 2011, I worked as a teacher for English and German at the Saaleschule (Halle), a comprehensive school with a special focus on inclusive teaching (2011-2012). I then moved on to working on my PhD thesis Textsorten im Internet zwischen Wandel und Konstanz on a scholarship granted by the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt (2011-2013), and finished this work in 2014 with “summa cum laude” during my time as a research assistant at the English department of Halle-Wittenberg University (2013-2015). Meanwhile, the thesis developed in a concise book, published in 2016 and funded by Peter Lang Verlag as part of their “Wissenschaftlicher Nachwuchspreis”: The Personal Weblog: A Linguistic History.

Prior to my current position, I have worked as a lecturer for English Linguistics at the universities of Bielefeld (2014-2015), Potsdam (2014) and Halle-Wittenberg (2013-2015). From 2015-2016, I taught “Didaktik der deutschen Sprache” and German Linguistics at the German department of Halle-Wittenberg University.

In July 2014, I founded the linguistic ejournal 10plus1: Living Linguistics together with my colleague Jana Pflaeging.

Together with my colleagues, I organised the 14. Norddeutsche Linguistische Kolloquium (Halle 2013), the panel “The Mediatization of Popular Science Journalism” at the International “Language in the Media” Conference 2015 (Hamburg), and the conference Standards, Margins, New Horizons: Teaching Language and Literature in the 21st Century (Bielfeld 2019).

Photo: (c) Stifterverband / David Ausserhofer


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