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Gaby Waxenberger, Dr. phil.

Adjunct professor: English Linguistics and Medieval Literature; University of Munich, Department for English and American Studies (50%) (homepage); RuneS (50%)

Born: 1956

2010-2017 associate member in the Academy project Runic Writing in the Germanic Languages (RuneS); since April 2017 project researcher (50%), assigned to the research unit Eichstätt-München; since November 2022 deputy head of the research unit Eichstätt-München.

Academic career:
First state exam 1984; Magister Artium (LMU) 1984; PhD: English Philology (LMU) 1990; Habilitation: English Philology (LMU) 2011.

Research assistant: English Philology, Cath. University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt 1986–1987; Lecturer at the Department for German University of London (Westfield College) 1987–1988; Teaching assignments: Cath. University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt 1988–1991; Research assistant and project researcher (DFG-funded Old English Runes Project), Cath. University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt 1991–2006; Researcher and lecturer (University of Munich) 2007–2011.

Since 2011 Associate professor: English Linguistics and Mediaeval Literature (University of Munich); April 2012–September 2012 interim professorship English Historical Linguistics and Medieval Literature (LMU Munich); April 2013–August 2014 interim professorship English Linguistics (Cath. University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.

Member of the Agder Academy of Sciences and Letters, Kristiansand, Norway (since 2015).

Main research interests:
Runology (in particular Old English Runes); Old and Middle English Language and Literature, English Phonology (American English); Varieties of English.


Prof. Dr. Gaby Waxenberger