Team

Madalina Chitez
Coordinator, PI
Senior Research Fellow

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Faculty of Letters, History and Theology
West University of Timisoara, Romania

I finished my doctoral studies in 2011, with a degree in English Philology, specialisation corpus linguistics, at the University of Freiburg in Germany. Before graduation, I got a positon as a researcher at the Department of Applied Linguistics of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, where I worked for 8 years. Since June 2017, I have been conducting research at the West University of Timisoara, Romania, my home country, coordinating the ROGER project for a period of five years. I am happy to contribute, in this way, to the development of research in corpus linguistics and academic writing in the Romanian context.


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Otto Kruse
Research Mentor

Professor Otto Kruse will act as a Research Mentor (a special role assigned through the funding scheme PROMYS) supporting the coordinator of the project, Dr Madalina Chitez, with his methodological expertise and help monitoring the progress of the project. He will also participate in regular meetings with the ROGER team and offer his wide professional network for the dissemination of the project results.


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Claudia Doroholschi
Postdoctoral Researcher
Senior Lecturer
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Faculty of Letters, History and Theology
West University of Timisoara, Romania

I am a lecturer and researcher in English language and literature at the Faculty of Letters, History and Theology of the West University of Timisoara, with an interest in academic writing, literature and creative writing. I have always taught writing in a way or another and have become increasingly interested in writing research in recent years. I am also the coordinator of the Centre for Academic and Professional Writing and have pursued research and teaching projects that aim to improve writing standards at my home institution.


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Loredana Bercuci
Postdoctoral Researcher

Junior Researcher
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Faculty of Letters, History and Theology
West University of Timisoara, Romania

I am a junior researcher and instructor at the West University of Timisoara in Romania. I have recently earned a PhD in Philology, with a focus on American cultural studies and Media. My current research interests are English language teaching, namely English for Specific Purposes, corpus linguistic and cultural studies.

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Andreea Dincă
Student assistant

MA Student - American Studies
Faculty of Letters, History and Theology
West University of Timișoara, Romania

During my international student exchange at the University of Pisa in Italy, I started studying Corpus Linguistics and I am currently specializing in this field under the guidance of Dr. Madalina Chitez.  I am now an MA student at the West University of Timisoara. During my studies, at the bachelor and master levels, I gained valuable skills and knowledge both at my home university and abroad: I studied at the LUMSA University in Rome, and at the University of Pisa in Italy within the Erasmus + Programme. Also, I was a trainee at the International Office at the University of Pisa, where I assisted the staff with the enrolment procedures of international students. ROGER is an important learning opportunity for me and my wish is to make a positive contribution to this project.


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Roxana Rogobete
Posdoc grant

Research Assistant
Department of Romanian Studies
Faculty of Letters, History and Theology
West University of Timișoara, Romania

I am a researcher at the Faculty of Letters, History and Theology of the West University of Timișoara, interested in migration and intercultural literature. I finished my doctoral studies in 2017, focusing on German language migrant literature written after the Second World War. Other current research interests include digital literature, literature and social media, and Romanian literature.

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Adrian Cîntar
IT-support

Lecturer
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Faculty of Letters, History and Theology
West University of Timisoara, Romania

I am a lecturer and researcher in Archaeology-related computer applications at the Faculty of Letters, History and Theology of the West University of Timisoara. I am interested in interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and research.


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Cristian Hada
Administrative support
Secretary
Faculty of Chemistry, Biology and Geography
West University of Timisoara, Romania

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Alexandru Foitoș
Research Assistant

Currently an MA student at Faculty of Letters, History and Theology, West University of Timișoara, specialising in Literature and culture: Romanian contexts, European contexts, my major interests are academic research in fields such as Romanian Literature, Stylistics and Poetics, Linguistics and Semantics, but also foreign languages and travelling. The experience that I have gained at different national and international colloquia, through writing several scientific papers that aimed to stylistically and micro-stylistically analyze different interesting structures and occurrences, led me to what is known as ROGER research project. In this project, the use of digital tools would facilitate the materialization of some quantitative studies in domains such as Literature, Stylistics or Poetic Lexicography.



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Veronica Vornicescu
Research Assistant

Bachelor in Applied Modern Languages (English-Russian) 2019. Currently, I am a Master student in the Human Resources Management UVT program. During my bachelor studies, I had the chance to be an Erasmus student, for one year (2017/2018), at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, where I attended the "Introduction to Corpus Linguistics" course, thus I came into contact with discipline-specific methods (for example: Sketch Engine Software).

Therefore, for the bachelor thesis, I chose the topic “The need for a specialized translator’s touch. Translating restaurant menus from Romanian to English.” The basis of the work consists of a corpus of menus and it was done by conducting field research. Thus, I became familiar with the method of manual compilation of corpus data, and at the same time, I stepped into the applied linguistics field.

For these reasons, I consider the opportunity of being a part of the ROGER team as an opportunity to pursue much knowledge in the linguistic field that arouses my interest. I am very glad to be part of the team and I intend to contribute substantially to its work.


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Cristina Oneț
Graphic Designer

With a master's degree in Graphic Design and Visual Communication at the West University of Timisoara, I gathered international experience with a focus on Branding & Corporate Identity, Print Design, Digital Design, and Social Media Management. While also having an interest in UI / UX design & Illustration, I am constantly looking for learning opportunities.

I am happy to work on this project, because I enjoy interacting with the academic world and the transdisciplinary projects are raising curiosity and a sense of appreciation in me.

My is to take care of the visual identity of the project and make sure that it communicates, informs and inspires the audience.

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Maria Eșanu
Research Assistant

I am currently a BA student at the West University of Timișoara. I study Applied Modern Languages with a focus on translation and interpreting. My interest in research led me to this project and I am very enthusiastic about putting my skills into practice but also improving them in the course of my activity as a research assistant. My learning style consists of integrating knowledge from different fields, so the interdisciplinary approach of this project suits me perfectly.

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FORMER MEMBERS OF ROGER

Ioana Bostan
Research support

MA Student - The Theory and Practice of Translation
Faculty of Letters, History and Theology
West University of Timisoara, Romania

A language passionate, wisdom seeker, animal lover …and currently an MA student at the West University of Timisoara, specialising in the Theory and Practice of Translation. Prior to the ROGER project, I have gained work experience as a content writer, proofreader, occasionally a translator, a customer support agent, a teacher of English and French, while also trying to remain a keen reader of literature and an amateur photographer.


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