Academic employment 

  • since 10/2016
    research fellow in Interdisciplinary Research Association (IFV), Leibniz-Centre General Linguistics (Berlin, Germany), research manager
  • 10/2011 - 09/2016
  • research fellow in Berlin Interdisciplinary Center for Multilingualism (BIVEM), Centre for General Linguistics (Berlin, Germany), research manager
  • 01/2011 - 04/2011
    research fellow in the project Migration and Societal Integration, Institute of Psychology, Friedlich Schiller University of Jena (Jena, Germany)
  • 10/2009 - 09/2011
    associated research fellow in the COMENIUS-project Friendly Resources for Playful Speech Therapy (FREPY), Centre for General Linguistics (Berlin, Germany), management of the German side of the project
  • 02/2010 - 05/2010
    research fellow in the project Discourse-cohesive means in language acquisition - intersentential anaphoric relations, Centre for General Linguistics (Berlin, Germany)
  • 09/2009 - 12/2009
  • 09/2007 - 08/2009
    research fellow in the project Language Acquisition as a Window to Social Integration among Russian Language Minority Children in Germany and Israel, Centre for General Linguistics (Berlin, Germany), management of the German side of the project


  • 05/2008 - 09/2018
    Ph.D. student (till 03/2014 at Free University of Berlin / afterwards at Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany), Thesis: Grammatical and pragmatic use of referential expressions in picture-based stories of bilingual and monolingual children in Russian and German (successfully defended on 24/08/18)
  • 11/2004 - 07/2007
    personal research project Topic as part of the information structure in oral discourse of Russian speaking learners of German (on the basis of the project Language Integration of Russian speaking Immigrants in Germany and Israel, University Bar-Ilan, Israel & FU Berlin), Free University of Berlin, Germany
  • 10/2003 - 10/2004
    Studies in German Linguistics, German as a Foreign Language, Adult Educational Science (Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany)
  • 06/1999 - 09/2003
    Maternity leave
  • 04/1997 - 04/1999
    Studies in English and French Language and Literature, Degree: M.A., Thesis: The Mental Lexicon in Adult Bilinguals (University of Mannheim, Germany)
  • 08/1993 - 03/1997
    Studies in French and English Language and Literature, Philosophy (Language and Thought), Degree: B. A. (University of Haifa, Israel)
  • 02/1993 - 07/1993
    Hebrew Course (State Language School, Kibbutz Ramat-Yochanan, Israel)
  • 07/1991 - 01/1993
    Studies in Romance-Germanic Languages and Literature (State University of Udmurt Republic, Izhevsk, Russia)
  • 09/1981 - 06/1991
    Primary/secondary school, university-entrance diploma (Lycée for Humanities and Natural Science, Izhevsk, Russia)
  • 14/11/1974
    Born in Sverdlovk, Russia