Academic curriculum vitae

2022: Start of the DFG funded project "Person Reference in GDR Letters to the Editor“ 2022: Launch of the open access journal fokus:interaktion 2021-2023: Fellow at Global Young Faculty 2021: Parental leave 2015-2020: PhD: Simultaneity in interaction. Multimodal coordination procedures of multiple activities in theater rehearsals; supervised by Prof. Dr. Karola Pitsch & Prof. Dr. Susanne Günthner (summa cum laude). 2019: Founding of the Doctoral Student Network for Conversation Research (DokGF), with Elena Becker. Since 2015: Research assistant at the Institute for Communication Studies; University of Duisburg-Essen 2012-2014: Master studies: Applied Linguistics; WWU Münster 2013-2014: Student assistant with Prof. Dr. Helmut Spiekermann at the Center for Low German; WWU Münster 2013: ERASMUS: Alman Dili ve Edebiyatı; Ege Üniversitesi, Izmir, Turkey SoSe 2013: Tutorial for lecture "Introduction to German Linguistics" at WWU Münster 2011-2012: Student assistant to former ambassador Karl Theodor Paschke; Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, Erfurt, Germany 2009-2012: Bachelor studies: German language and literature and communication science; University of Erfurt

Awards & Certificates

2021: Nomination for the Teaching Award of the University of Duisburg-Essen 2019: Certificate for junior managers "Leading at University of Duisburg-Essen". 2018: Certificate "Professional Teaching Competence for Higher Education" (NRW Certificate), University of Duisburg-Essen. 2018: Winner Poster-Slam of the GAL-Congress (September 11-14, 2018) [together with Anna Wessel (University of Halle)], University of Duisburg-Essen

University activities

Since 2020: Member of the Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Duisburg-Essen Since 2017: BA/MA Examination Board of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Duisburg-Essen 2017 - 2019: Examiner (oral & written) for Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH) at the University of Duisburg-Essen Since 2016: Library coodination for Communication Studies at the University of Duisburg- Essen


CORE-ILCA - Community of Early-career Researchers in Interactional Linguistics and Conversation Analysis DGPuK - German Communication Association DokGF - Doctoral student network in conversation research (Founding member) GAL - Society for Applied Linguistics ICA - International Communication Association

Academic reviews

Dr. Maximilian Krug Interpersonal Communication Research
In my current research, I investigate conflict in interpersonal communication . I explore disagreements and disalignments in multimodal face-to-face interaction and examine incivility and reactance in online communication . Furthermore, I engage in science communication and ask myself how scientific findings can be presented to the public in a meaningful way.
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Overcoming Blanking: Verbal and Visual Features of Prompting in Theatre Rehearsals In: Human Studies, 2023 In theatre rehearsals, actors can occasionally be seen getting stuck in the play text, which is called blanking. To overcome such textual difculties and continue with the given text, a prompter can verbalize the line in question, thus contributing to an actor’s word search by prompting. The paper focuses on interactional practices by which prompters and actors interactionally resolve blanking situations. This study’s data comprises a case collection of 67 prompting situations, which are taken from a 200-h video corpus of a rehearsal process at a professional theatre. These cases demonstrate how theatre professionals organize prompting situations and how they negotiate/sanction prompting actions such as when there was no blanking but a dramatic pause or when the dramatic performance is interrupted due to a missing prompt. In addition to the audiovisual recordings, eye tracking data of the person prompting is also used to describe the coordination of the visual resources in the context of multimodal interaction analysis. The analysis suggests that prompting and blanking persons interactively resolve blankings with the help of verbal and visual markers.