scientific activities

Organization of theme sessions

July 2012: organization of theme session „Gestures and their relation to speech and sign” at the 5. conference of the International Society of Gesture Studies (ISGS) (together with Silva Ladewig and Simon Harrison)

July 2010: organization of theme session „Towards a grammar of gesture“ at the 4th conference of the International Society of Gesture Studies (ISGS) (together with Silva Ladewig, Cornelia Müller, Susanne Tag and Sedinha Teßendorf).

April 2009 to November 2010: Organization the 4th conference of the International Society of Gesture Studies (ISGS 4) (Frankfurt/Oder, Deutschland, July 2010)

Oktober 2007: Organization of the workshop „Methods of Gesture Analysis I“, Frankfurt (Oder) (together with Silva Ladewig and Cornelia Müller).


Member of editorial boards

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Refereeing for publishers and journals

Gesture, De Gruyter MoutonCognitive LinguisticsCognitive ScienceFrontiers, Journal of PragmaticsLinguistics VanguardPragmaticsSemiotica, Visual Communication


Memberships in scientific organizations

German Society of Semiotics  (member of the advisory board in the section linguistics)
German Linguistic Society
German Cognitive Linguistics Association
International Society for Gesture Studies (member of the board, public relations officer)
International Cognitive Linguistics Association


Member of the scientific committee for conferences

8. conference of the International Society of Gesture Studies (ISGS 8) (Cape Town, South Africa, July 2018)

7. Conference of the Association Française de Linguistique Cognitive (Aflico) (Liege, France, Juni 2017)

7. conference of the International Society of Gesture Studies (ISGS 6) (Paris, France 2016)

4. Gesture and Speech in Interaction (GESPIN) (Nantes, France, September 2015)

5. Conference of the Association Française de Linguistique Cognitive (Aflico) (Lille, France, May 2013)