I am an Assyriologist working with the two main languages of the Ancient Near East, Sumerian and Akkadian, primarily focusing on the period between 2100 and 1200 B.C.
I am interested in the social history of the Ancient Near East, particularly in the interaction between different linguistic, ethnic and social groups and in the study of the Ancient Near East in a broader interdisciplinary and comparative context
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I hold an MA in Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology and Languages and Historical-Comparative Linguistics from the University of Berne, Switzerland.
I conducted my doctoral work at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, on 'Akkadian as lingua franca' and successfully defended my dissertation in December 2012.
In recent years, I have held various teaching and research positions at the Universities of Copenhagen and Uppsala and I am currently a researcher for the project GLoW – Geomapping Landscapes of Writing at Uppsala University as well as an external lecturer at the University of Copenhagen.
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