Doctoral Candidates

Name Provisional Thesis Title Supervisor
Akin, Banu Exiles Crossing Female Bodies: Towards New Configurations of Gender in Arab American and Maghrebi Literature Prof. Dr. Thomas Claviez
Behluli, Sofie Visuality and Materiality in the Contemporary North American Novel Prof. Dr. Gabriele Rippl
Berger, Matthias United under One Banner? Medievalism and ‘National’ Memory in 21st-Century Switzerland and Britain Prof. Dr. Annette Kern-Stähler
Bilkic, Maida Discourses of prejudice and conflict resolution in post-war Bosnia-Herzegovina Prof. Dr. Crispin Thurlow
Bischof, Roman

Between Neurons and the Self: Concepts of Consciousness, Identity and Reality in Representations of Mental Illness in Anglophone Novels since 1950 (working title)

Prof. Dr. Gabriele Rippl
Comer, Joseph Consuming and Queering the Margins: A Critical Discourse Study of Normativity/Dissidence in LGBT Tourism and Advocacy Prof. Dr. Crispin Thurlow
Gallo, Anna Intergenerational change in Bristol Italian English Prof. Dr. David Britain
Gasser, Selina Arab-American Female Stand-up Comedy Prof. Dr. Gabriele Rippl
Hedegard, Hannah The status, development and structure of English in the Cocos Keeling Islands

Prof. Dr. David Britain

Hess, Dominique B. Saipanese English: History, development and structure of an emergent Micronesian variety Prof. Dr. David Britain
Jaroski, Vanessa What’s up Switzerland? Language, Individuals and Ideologies in Mobile Messaging Prof. Dr. Crispin Thurlow
Kopaitich, Ryan Language, Reference, and Community in Contemporary Literature Prof. Dr. Thomas Claviez
Kuske, Eva The development of and diversity in the nativised variety of English on Guam Prof. Dr David Britain
Leonhardt, Tobias Kiribati English: History, development and structure of an emergent Micronesian variety Prof. Dr. David Britain
Lynch, Sara Kosraean English: History, development and structure of an emergent Micronesian variety Prof. Dr. David Britain
Marchi, Viola Rethinking the Common: Community and Literature Outside the Person Prof. Dr. Thomas Claviez
Mapes, Gwynne Normalizing Status and Privilege in Food Discourse Prof. Dr. Crispin Thurlow
Marenzi, Elisa Learning to sound Australian: an intergenerational analysis of Italian and Lebanese Melbourne Australian English Prof. Dr. David Britain
Mathier, Marion   Prof. Dr. Crispin Thurlow
Pirhulyieva, Jakhan Polar Exploration in Romantic Fiction: Narratives of Ships and Ice Realms Prof. Dr. Virginia Richter
Reber, Simon “For I Am Many”: The Poetry of Edward Sapir Prof. Dr. Gabriele Rippl
Schneider, Christa

Gvätterlisch oder spiusch? Sprachwandel im Berner Mittelland seit den Erhebungen zum Sprachatlas der deutschen Schweiz

Prof. Dr. David Britain
Steffen, Samuel Representation of Gulf Wars Prof. Dr. Gabriele Rippl
Thiel, Anja Phonetic Irregularities in Upstate New York: Indexicality in the Northern Cities Shift and Low Back Merger Prof. Dr. David Britain
Wright, Edward

The Metaphoric Use of Organic Decomposition in the Treatment of Social Relationships in Contemporary Literature (working title)

Prof. Dr. Gabriele Rippl