Anja Stukenbrock received her PhD from the University of Heidelberg with a study of Linguistic Nationalism in Germany (1617-1945). She was Assistant Professor at the Department of German Linguistics at the University of Freiburg/Br. as well as Junior Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) (2008-2012) where she completed her Habilitation (post-doctoral dissertation, 2012) with a video-based study on Deixis in Face-to-Face Interaction (2015). Anja Stukenbrock was appointed Full Professor of German Linguistics at the University of Lausanne in 2016. Prior to this appointment, she held positions as a Full Professor of German Linguistics at the universities of Jena (2014-2016) and Duisburg-Essen (2012-214).
During her fellowships at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), Anja Stukenbrock began to use mobile eye tracking glasses to record participants in naturally occurring social interaction. She was co-director of an interdisciplinary FRIAS-project on Narrative and Trauma (“Zur narrativen Bewältigung von Bedrohung, Verlust und Trauma”) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), and at present she directs the SNF-project “Deixis and Joint Attention: Vision in Interaction” (DeJA-VI).