I am a researcher interested in the mechanisms by which humans process and understand language and literature, and in the ways linguistic data can be explored computationally. I am currently part of the research project “High Mountains Low Arousal? Distant Reading Topographies of Sentiment in German Swiss Novels in the early 20th Century“. My PhD project explored language processing of difficulties in literary texts, with a particular focus on Virginia Woolf. It combined stylistics and psycholinguistics methods (in particular eye tracking), to investigate textual complexities from an empirical viewpoint.
I have grown up climbing trees and playing ball-games in a small town, learning to love nature and the outdoors. I cook, try to keep fit, play the violin and do my best with a number of other instruments. I have a passion for languages and a innate curiosity towards the mechanisms that allow language understanding.