Guest Researchers



Alessio Betrone


Fabian Fleißner

Fabian Fleißner works as a team member at the SFB "German in Austria". He studied German Linguistics and Indo-European Studies at the University of Vienna and is currently working on his PhD project on discourse structures and tense development in Old High German and Old Saxon. His research interests lie in the area of historical and variational linguistics. Fabian supports the team of bibliographers and lexicographers of the "Dictionary of Bavarian Dialects in Austria" at ACDH.


Isabella Flucher

Albert Erik Gruber


Christina Katsikadeli

Christina Katsikadeli studied German and Greek language and philology as well as general and historical linguistics (Indo-European studies) at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, and at the University of Salzburg, Austria. Since 2000, she has worked as a pre- and postdoctoral researcher, lexicographer, and lecturer in general and historical-comparative linguistics at the Department of Linguistics and at the Center for the Research of Eastern Christianity (ZECO), University of Salzburg, Austria. For nine years, she has been co-worker and project leader (2000-2009) at the ‘Rig Veda Dictionary (RIVELEX, Vols. I-III)’ funded by the Austrian Research Fund (FWF). For the period 2014-2018, she was the principal investigator (“Elise-Richter-Fellow”) of the FWF-project ‘Hellenistic Koine in Egypt and the Near East’. For the coming three years (2018-2021), she will work closely with the ACDH on the design and the compilation of Greek and Latin lemmata (in TEI) at the ‘Digital Dictionary of Loanwords in the Midrash Genesis Rabbah’ (also funded by the FWF).


Maja Kelić

Maja Kelić is a guest researcher within the JESH Program (Joint Excellence in Science and Humanities) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences at its Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and at the Department of Linguistics of the University of Vienna. She got her Master Degree in Speech and Language Pathology at the University of Zagreb where she also gained her PhD in Language and Cognitive Neuroscience. She is employed at the SUVAG Polyclinic in Zagreb and involved in scientific projects of the Laboratory for Psycholinguistic Research of the University of Zagreb. She is especially interested in development of phonology and phonological deficits in language and reading disorder. Her visiting period In Vienna focuses on acquisition and processing aspects of morphonotactics and phonotactics of Croatian based on the Croatian Web Corpus and relying upon previous work within Prof. Dressler’s ANR&FWF project at the ACDH and by his international partners.


Agnes Kim

Katharina Korecky-Kröll

Dominik Mikl


Kevin Rudolf Perner

Kevin Rudolf Perner is a linguist working on acquisition of German as a second language (GSL) in the context of the “Dialect-Standard-Continuum”. His PhD project deals with the informal acquisition of GSL by refugees at their place of employment as apprentices in Upper Austria. He is also very active in working on variation of German in the context of schooling.

Currently he works at the German department (GSL section) of the University of Vienna. 2016 – 2018 he was professor (ph 2) for GSL at Pädagogische Hochschule / Pedagogical University Niederösterreich in Baden. He also worked more than 10 years as a teacher for GSL in youth and adult education.


Aleyda Rocha

Aleyda Rocha focuses on data ethnography, social impact design and educational technology. She is currently part of the Sustainable Technology master program at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. She has conducted research and led workshops in Norway, United Kingdom and Chile for the generation of inclusive spaces in diverse communities. She is a founding member of Revoltosas Mexico – a non-profit dedicated to generate speeches and narratives that challenge the existing power dynamics at workplace in order to push forward gender equality in Mexico. Her most recent work is on knowledge systems and the intersection of dominant languages and the environment. She spent two years as Creative Program Manager at Google.
Aleyda collaborates with exploration space at ACDH in co-creation methodologies for transdisciplinary participation in research and responsible research.


Silvia Stoyanova

Silvia Stoyanova is a literary scholar specializing in modern Italian literature, in particular the works of Giacomo Leopardi. She has conducted research and taught in the USA (Columbia University, Princeton University), Germany (Uni Trier), and Italy (University of Macerata). At Princeton, she initiated the creation of a Digital Research Platform for the Zibaldone, Leopardi’s large collection of research fragments.

At the ACDH, Silvia is working within the exploration space to expand the research framework of the Zibaldone Platform into a networked, multi-modal, participatory knowledge environment. She will explore how semantic web technologies and knowledge visualization methods could help with the challenges of discourse organization in the scholarly fragment genre, and, conversely, how the design of a digital platform for the study of research notes and their epistemic practices could augment interpretation processes in humanities scholarship.