Currently, I’m a postdoctoral researcher at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel.

March 2021 till present

Postdoctoral Researcher CAU

In my position as postdoctoral researcher, I work with a comprehensive corpus of natural conversation in order to identify phonological parameters important for speaker change. In this, I supervise student assistants in data annotation in concordance with guidelines established for our project. Based on this, I develop perceptual experiments that are designed to test the relevance of certain intonational aspects for the organisational structure of talk-in-interaction. In close collaboration with research partners in Sweden, we aim at a cross-linguistic approach to compare Swedish and German speakers in the deployment of intonational patterns. The cooperation is manifested not only in regular exchange but also in travels to Sweden.

Academic Career

October 2018 – February 2021

Research Assistant and Doctoral Student at the University of Hamburg
This position entails a variety of responsibilities like teaching seminars for BA and MA students as well as reviewing theses, supporting research projects with writing proposals, and organising and conducting data collection/analysis, in addition to more general duties concerning the institute like being part the quality management or organising course evaluation. Not least important is the work on my PhD project for which I analysed recordings of spoken language to identify certain phones as belonging to phonemic categories.

October 2016 -April 2018

Lecturer at the Institute for English and American Studies, University of Hamburg
This teaching position was filled with offering courses about the various fields of linguistics at graduate and intermediate levels. I planned, organised, and held seminars with 25-30 students, supported by powerpoint-presentations, always keeping in mind to engage the students and inspire active participation by using all kinds of methods and exercises. I either designed exams or guided the students in the process to write term papers, which I graded according to a precise scheme to make the assessment as transparent as possible.



Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
MA Germanistische Sprachwissenschaft (German Linguistics)


Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
BA Anglistik/Amerikanistik und Linguistik(English/American Studies and Linguistics)

Contact Me

Kathrin Feindt
Institut für Skandinavistik, Frisistik und Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Leibnizstraße 8
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Kiel 24118 22297