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Dr. Ulrike Gross

Sittarder Str. 5
40477 Düsseldorf
Germany

 

CV University education and research
 

University education

Study of Phonetics/ General Linguistics/ Slavonic Languages (Historical Linguistics/Literature)/ English Language and Literature/ Library Science at the Universities of Heidelberg and Cologne (Köln)
1987 M.A. „Phonetische Aspekte des sprachlichen Verhaltens von Frauen“ Prof. Dr. Georg Heike, Universität zu Köln
Study of Dance, University of London Goldsmiths‘ College, Laban Centre for Movement and Dance
1992 Certificate in Dance Studies
1997 PhD
„Analyse und Deskription textueller Gestik im Adzogbo(Ewe) unter Berücksichtigung kommunikationstheoretischer Aspekte“ Prof. Dr. Georg Heike and Prof. Dr. Bernd Heine, Universität zu Köln (=Dance in Africa)
Study of Fine Arts at the University of Zuid Limburg, Academie Beeldende Kunsten Maastricht, The Netherlands
2004 B.A. in Fine Arts, University of Zuid Limburg, Academie Beeldende Kunsten Maastricht


Academic positions

2005-2007 Preparation of "A Multimedia Documentation of the Tima, Sudan" and Assistant Professor at the
                 Institute of African Studies, University of Cologne
2000–2004
Assistant professor (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin), University of Cologne
1995–1999 Research assistant (Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft), University of Cologne
since 1988 Senior lecturer (Dozent) University of Cologne; Aachen University (RWTH Aachen);
                 Hochschule für Musik, Cologne
Senior lecturer: Université du Benin, Togo; Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovac Republic
Guestlecturer (invited): Goethe-Institut, London, Goethe-Institut Accra, Goethe-Institut Lomé


Research

Traditional African Dance
Functional Gestures in Traditional African Dances
Nonverbal Expression (Body Language)
Second Language Acquisition
Differences in Male and Female speech


Teaching at the University

Nonverbal Expression: Dance in Africa
Nonverbal Expression
Communication Science
Introduction to Phonetics
Introduction to Phonology
Applied Phonetics (Second language acquisition)
Art and Science


Teaching outside the University

Traditional African Dance
Voice and Pronunciation Training


Field research

1985 Germany
since 1988 Ghana, Togo, Benin
since 2001 Slovac Republic


Grants

University of Cologne, Einsatzstipendium
German Academic Exchange Service, Bonn (DAAD)


Recent research projects

Dance Map of Africa
Research, Documentation and Information Centre for Dance in Africa

 

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