Vera Ahamer

Vera Ahamer studied history, romance studies, translation studies and didactics of German as a second language at the University of Vienna. She is currently working as a  postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Translation Studies as well as a lecturer at the Department of German Studies at the University of Vienna and research assistant at the VHS Vienna ( - Research Centre for Multilingualism, Integration and Education). She is also a freelance translator for German, Hungarian and French.

Her experience abroad includes an internship as a German teacher at the Ablay-Khan University in Almaty/Kazakhstan, a five-year Oead-lectureship at the Linguistic University and Higher School of Economics in Nizhny Novgorod/RF as well as lectures in teacher training programms.

Her main research interests include Community Interpreting, language policies, multilingualism and migration, history of translation and didactics of German as a Second language.

Her dissertation about migrant children as interpreters was awarded 2008 with the Dissertation Award for Migration Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and 2011 with Theodor Körner Prize for the Promotion of Science and Art.