I am a linguist and cultural scientist. Since 2017, I have been working at the Institute for Applied Linguistics at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. In the years 2007-2016 I worked at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany and at the Polish-German Research Institute, which is a joint research institution of both universities.
My academic interests are concentrated on Polish-German language contact. In my initial research (2005-2011), I focused on bilingualism and interculturalism in Polish-German families. I was primarily interested in the issues of individual bilingualism, factors conditioning bilingual language acquisition in mixed families and ways to negotiate family cultures. Since 2012, I have slightly changed the research perspective and focused on linguistic contact in border regions. The purpose of my current research project, which is to form the basis for a planned postdoctoral degree (habilitation), is to define language contact in the Polish-German border region.
I finished High School no 2 (bilingual class with German) in Gdańsk. I studied in Poland (German Philology, University of Gdańsk, 1999-2000), in Germany (Cultural Sciences, European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), 2000-2006), and in France as part of the Socrates Erasmus program (LETTRES, L’Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut Cambrésis, 2003). I obtained my doctoral degree at the European University Viadrina in 2011, defending a thesis on bilingualism and multiculturalism (supervised by prof. Konstanze Jungbluth and prof. Harald Weydt).