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

Veronica Bremer, M.A.
C5.122
Fon 04131.677-2661
veronica.bremer@leuphana.de

Office

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

Student Writing Tutors

„Anne-Christine von Appen“
Anne-Christin von Appen ©Schreibzentrum / Writing Center
„Roberto Cruz Romero“
Roberto Cruz Romero ©Schreibzentrum / Writing Center
„Danièle Dondé“
Danièle Dondé ©Schreibzentrum / Writing Center
„Lia Fichtner“
Lia Fichtner ©Schreibzentrum / Writing Center
„Mette Freidel“
Mette Freidel ©Schreibzentrum / Writing Center
„Christoph Jochem“
Christoph Jochem ©Copyright Apple Inc., 2020
„Marilene Langemann“
Marilene Langemann ©Copyright Apple Inc., 2020
„Juliane Ostarhild“
Juliane Ostarhild ©Schreibzentrum / Writing Center
„Janina Sähn“
Janina Sähn ©Schreibzentrum / Writing Center
„Freya Sul“
Freya Sul ©Copyright Apple Inc., 2020
„Veronika Walzberg“
Veronika Walzberg ©Schreibzentrum / Writing Center
„Nora Winter“
Nora Winter ©Schreibzentrum / Writing Center

 

Anne-Christin von Appen

Study Program: Kulturwissenschaften / Digitale Medien I Kulturinformatik (B.A.)
Consultation Language: German
Focal points that I set during my studies: Qualitative methods of social research, creative as well as journalistical writing & a little bit of digital media production (blogging)
My biggest challenge in home office: The expectations on social media. Besides learning French and knitting, repotting plants and practicing a handstand, there is little to no time left for work...
My coping strategy that works best: Accepting, that this is a state of emergency, which can affect us mentally. We do not have to reivent ourselves everyday on top of that. For me meditation and yoga can help with that.

 

Roberto Cruz Romero

Study Program: Public Economics, Law and Politics / Staatswissenschaften (M.A.)
Consultation Languages: English and German
Focal points that I set during my studies: Those which I have covered most extensively during my studies; namely, Policy Design and Analysis, and Policy Evaluation. Others which I also enjoy and know a little bit from: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods.
My biggest challenge in home office: Get out of bed early enough so that I have time to do all my planned activities and not let myself get distracted so easily.
My coping strategy that works best: A day planner divided into various, planned categories. It’s also very important to have free time scheduled to either go for a walk or just watch a film.

 

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.

 

Lia Fichtner

Study Program: Sustainability Science (M.Sc.)
Consultation Languages: English; German
Focal points that I set during my studies:  Topics regarding societal transformation, value change, transparency and participation.
My biggest challenge in home office: Starting and staying focussed.
My coping strategy that works best: I am trying a morning routine with yoga, a cup of tea and then start working. After 6.30 p.m. I allow myself some leisure time :).

 

Mette Freidel

Study Program: English and German (Lehramt B.A.)
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!

 

Christoph Jochem

Study Program: Umweltwissenschaften/Raumwissenschaften (B.A.)
Consultation Language: German
Focal points that I set during my studies: In my studies I look at varying, complex problems and taking on different perspectives I try to get new and helpful approaches to them. (Human-)Geography, Spacial and Environmental management, sustainabity governance.
My biggest challenge in home office: To get myself into a good workmode and to find a balance between the University, my social life, physical activity and other needs, tasks and little challenges of these days.
My coping strategy that works best: I try to define clear assignments for the day and provide for realistic timeslots to do them. In the end of the day I like to reflect on what I did and what the next steps could be. I take some time to exercise - zoom-trainings, going for walks, jogging or riding my bike through the Wilschenbruch and along the Ilmenau. Cooking something nice, eating together with my flatmates and chatting about the things that moved us this day.

 

Marilene Louise Langemann

Study Program: Kulturwissenschaften I Wirtschaftspsychologie (B.A.)
Consultation Language: German
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.

 

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."

 

Janina Sähn

Study Program: Kulturwissenschaften/Betriebswirtschaftslehre (B.A.)
Consultation Language: German
Focal points that I set during my studies: My specialization is literary cultures, preferably with a bit of Gender Studies thrown into the mix. In addition, I like to delve into science fiction novels or (publishing) history.
My biggest challenge in home office: Self-motivation. Without the library and with our somewhat obtrusive family dog joining my study session, I find myself giving in to the temptation to slack off at times.
My coping strategy that works best: Pomodoro, a good planner, and scheduled working hours. Though I find scheduled free time almost more important.

 

Freya Sul

Study Program: Digital Media / Popular Music Studies (B.A.)
Consultation Language: English
Focal points that I set during my studies: Media theory and the interplay between society/audience, media and context.
My biggest challenge in home office: Finding structure and discipline within a situation that affords more personal freedom than usual.
My coping strategy that works best: I like to find a balance between being easy on myself and motivating myself to be productive. I've been keeping my room tidy and a to-do list on my desk to see the incremental progress I'm making.

 

Veronika Walzberg

Study Program: Kulturwissenschaften/Betriebswirtschaftslehre (B.A.)
Consultation Language: German
Focal points that I set during my studies: I focused on art and visual culture during my studies. I also made courses about cultural communication and organisation. Out of interest I decided to do some extra-seminars that went in a philosophical and literary direction.
My biggest challenge in home office: I find it especially difficult to stay concentrated for a longer time and to maintain self-imposed deadlines in the home-office.
My coping strategy that works best: Waking up early and  having a structured day are two strategies that are working, or at least helping, to have a productive day. I could also work better with an organised room and working-desk.

 

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.