About Us

The following academic staff and student writing tutors work in the Schreibzentrum / Writing Center:

Direction and Focus on German and German as a Foreign Language

Dr. Dagmar Knorr
C5.114
Fon 04131.677-2651
dagmar.knorr@leuphana.de

Focus German as a Foreign Language

Reinhard Werner, Dipl. Pol.
C5.118
Fon 04131.677-2667
reinhard.werner@leuphana.de

Focus English

Micha Edlich, M.A. – Verantwortlich für den Schwerpunkt Englisch
C5.122
Fon 04131.677-2661
micha.edlich@leuphana.de

Office

Sonja Tommrich
C5.129
Fon 04131.677-2649
sonja.tommrich@leuphana.de

Student Writing Tutors

„Shumet Andargie“
Shumet Andargie ©Schreibzentrum / Writing Center
„Danièle Dondé“
Danièle Dondé ©Schreibzentrum / Writing Center
„Mette Freidel“
Mette Freidel ©Schreibzentrum / Writing Center
„Adrian Gomez Rivera“
Adrian Gomez Rivera ©Schreibzentrum / Writing Center
„Marilene Langemann“
Marilene Langemann ©Schreibzentrum / Writing Center
„Marisa Mauad Rohner“
Marisa Mauad Rohner ©Schreibzentrum / Writing Center
„Juliane Ostarhild“
Juliane Ostarhild ©Schreibzentrum / Writing Center
„Lisa-Marie Schürmann“
Lisa-Marie Schürmann ©Schreibzentrum / Writing Center
„Nora Winter“
Nora Winter ©Schreibzentrum / Writing Center

 

Shumet Andargie

Study Program: Public Economics, Law, and Politics / Staatswissenschaften (M.A.)
Consultation Language: English
Focal points that I set during my studies: Various policy-oriented and interdisciplinary issues ranging from political psychology to behavioral economics and law and society.
My biggest challenge in home office: Attaining work and life balance
My coping strategy that works best: I try to have a to-do list that helps me guide my day. Albeit not so good at it, I also cook sometimes. Watching documentaries and having a walk are also my strategies. 

 

Danièle Dondé

Study Program: Kulturwissenschaften - Culture, Arts and Media / Praxisfelder der Künste (M.A.)
Consultation Language: German
Focal points that I set during my studies: Contemporary art, exhibition organization and cultural journalism.
My biggest challenge in home office: To continue to structure everyday life into clear phases of work and leisure. Usually the workroom remained in the library, where I met with fellow students to study together and I had my creative freedom at home. In addition, there are no chance campus meetings, which otherwise reliably provided a lot of inspiration in the various work processes.
My coping strategy that works best: To focus my own inner demand on what is essential to me. Setting myself clear goals, what I want to achieve by when. In addition, shifting my social contacts to different media, the use of which also leads to new creative solutions. Also to acknowledge that the unplannability can create new opportunities.

 

Mette Freidel

Study Program: English and German
Consultation Languages: English, German
Focal points that I set during my studies: While I study my subjects to become a teacher, I have long said goodbye to a career in the classroom. Instead, I am interested in literature (studies) and publishing, foreign languages, event management and North American studies.
My biggest challenge in home office: My biggest challenge seems to be coming up with the necessary motivation to not just sit in the garden doing nothing all day.
My coping strategy that works best: Getting up early (at least earlier than my roommates), to have some peace and quiet without distractions to get some work done. I also try to structure my life in my calendar, handwritten, to keep an overview. Lots of fresh air and staying hydrated!

 

Adrian Alejandro Gómez Rivera

Study Program: Public Economics, Law, and Politics / Staatswissenschaften (M.A.)
Consultation Language: English, Spanish
Focal points that I set during my studies: Political Theory and Political Philosophy
My biggest challenge in home-office: Finding the correct balance between university related activities and personal space.
My coping strategy that works best: I'm working on that. However, I try to follow the agenda that I have settled for the day. I also alternate the activities, in order to let my brain having a rest from the same processes.

 

Marilene Louise Langemann

Study Program: Kulturwissenschaften I Wirtschaftspsychologie (B.A.)
Consultation Language: German, Spanish
Focal points that I set during my studies: Literary studies, postcolonial theory and intercultural communication.
My biggest challenge in home office: My biggest challenge in the home office is not to take on too many tasks for one day and to find a balance between work units and free time.
My coping strategy that works best: I have created a weekly schedule that structures my daily life and provides time for sports and doing nothing.

 

Marisa Mauad Rohner

Study Program: Environmental Sciences I Business Administration (B.A.)
Consultation Language: German
Focal points that I set during my studies: Sustainable textile production
My biggest challenge in homeoffice: Homeoffice has been challenging for me in general because I am not used to work from home. It is difficult for me to stay focused and to work consistently. I haven‘t managed yet to develop a study plan that works for me.
My coping strategy that works best: I try to set myself realistic goals for the week and for each working day. I also try to block the weekends and use them to really do nothing for work or uni. In the past weeks I realized that it is also helpful to hold on to fixed working hours (e.g. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). It is essential to listen to your own needs: If you are exhausted then take a day off. Fresh air and movement are life savers, do not skip them. Diary writing and watching good movies are also things that help me to stay mentally sane and to be productive.

 

Juliane Ostarhild

Study Program: Kulturwissenschaften / Philosophie (B.A.)
Consultation Language: German
Focal points that I set during my studies: My specialization in cultural studies is art and visual culture, so I am interested in design and art history. In my minor philosophy my focus is primarily on applied animal ethics.
My biggest challenge in home office: My challenge is to organize my day privately because I prefer working out of home (in an external work environment). Private and work atmosphere being mixed feels kind of weird to me and because of this I need a good structure.
My coping strategy that works best: I take time for myself - into nature, go for a walk or ride a bike, do relaxation exercises, (virtual or telephone) contact with friends... The current crisis is an enormous burden for all of us, but I am convinced that we can grow on it. As the Dalai Lama said: "The hardest time in our lives is the best opportunity to develop inner strength."

 

Lisa-Marie Schürmann

Study Program: Cultural Sciences I Educational Science (B.A.)
Consultation Language: German
Focal points that I set during my studies: Feminist theory & gender studies, postcolonial theory, cultural history. In the past also art history, but I’m currently switching to cultural theory and analysis as specialization.
My biggest challenge in homeoffice: To clearly demarcate work and leisure from each other. At home, I am easily distracted during work, so I often need additional time that was actually scheduled free time. I also lack variety.
My coping strategy that works best: Getting up early, yoga, a to-do list, a tidy and comfortable workplace, occasionally changing the workplace, walks, little things to bring variety into my everyday life (trying out new recipes, watching films ...), planning free time as firmly as other appointments (could be improved), being gentle on myself.

 

Leonie Wetzel

Study Program: Nachhaltigkeitswissenschaft (M. Sc.)
Consultation Language: English, German
Focal points that I set during my studies: socio-ecologial societal transformation, animal ethics and rights, gender diversity
My biggest challenge in home office: Getting started with a task like preparing a text for a seminar is always the hardest part for me because I usually work in the library.
My coping strategy that works best: I make fixed appointments with myself to prepare for or follow up on seminars or other work tasks and I make sure I have nothing else to do during those time slots. I also take great care to create a positive work environment with as little disruptive elements as possible. That means, for example, phone on plane mode and no push messages on the Laptop. On top of that I listen to very specific music that helps me focus and that I don’t listen to for anything else.

 

Nora Winter

Study Program: Politikwissenschaft / Popular Music Studies (B.A.)
Consultation Languages: English, German
Focal points that I set during my studies: I always try to approach the topics in my studies from a feminist and/or intersectional perspective.
My biggest challenge in home office: To structure my work day at home and not to be distracted as easily.
My coping strategy that works best: Cleaning (my apartment has never been so clean) and going for a walk every day (of course keeping a minimum of two meters between other people and myself). While working from home, I try to not set myself too lofty (daily) goals to reduce frustration in this area as much as possible.