Curriculum Vitae

Jennifer Ruth Austin, M.A. Linguistics

Jennifer Austin

Department of Ophthalmology
Management Office FOR 2240
University of Cologne
Kerpener Straße 62
50937 Cologne, Germany
Tel. (+49)-221-478 32845
Fax. (+49)-221-478 5094

Visitor’s address: Building 34, 1st Floor, Room 2

Scientific career

1990-1993 Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) in Linguistics and German at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA

1990-1991 Study of German as a Foreign Language at Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg i.Br., Germany

1993-2001 Magister Artium (summa cum laude) in General, German, and English Linguistics at Bergish University of Wuppertal, Germany

1999-2005 Academic Travel to U of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, USA, U of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, U of Texas, Austin TX, USA, U of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA, USA, Michigan State U, Lansing MI, USA, U of Canterbury, Christchurch New Zealand, Victoria U, Wellington, New Zealand, Monash U, Melbourne, Australia, Australian National U, Canberra, Australia, U of Newcastle, Australia, Norfolk Island, U of Jena, Germany, U of Munich, Germany, U of Düsseldorf, Germany, Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Harvard U, Cambridge MA, USA

2003 Guest researcher at the School of Language Studies, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia (Dr. C.L. Allen)

2004-2009 Scientist and Instructor in the English Linguistics Department, Bergish University of Wuppertal, Germany

2013- Freelance Affiliate Purna Yoga Instructor at the 500 hour level in Cologne, Germany and Volunteer Event Apprentice to Yoga Master Aadil Palkhivala in Kealakekua, Hawaii, USA,  Chicago, Illinois, USA, Bellevue, Washington, USA, Cologne, Germany, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2015- Scientific Secretary in Central Project 2 “Administration” in the DFG Research Unit FOR 2240 “Angiogenesis, Lymphangiogenesis and Cellular Immunity in Inflammatory Diseases of the Eye” in the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Cologne, Germany

Prizes and honors

1994 Membership nomination to the American liberal arts honor society Phi Beta Kappa (Prof. M. Ratliff)

2001 DAAD prize for the best thesis by a foreign student

Selected publications

Cursiefen C, Bock F, Clahsen T, Regenfuss B, Reis A, Steven P, Heindl LM, Bosch JJ, Hos D, Eming S, Grajewski R, Heiligenhaus A, Fauser S, Austin J, Langmann T. [New Therapeutic Approaches in Inflammatory Diseases of the Eye – Targeting Lymphangiogenesis and Cellular Immunity: Research Unit FOR 2240 Presents Itself]. Klin Monbl Augenheilkd. 2017 May;234(5):679-685.

Austin JR, Engelberg S, Rauh G (2004) (Editors) Adverbials. The Interplay between Meaning, Context, and Syntactic Structure. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.