Solvejg Wolfers

Doktorandin in Applied Linguistics


Themenschwerpunkt: Teamzusammenhalt durch Sprache

Twittername: @solvejgwolfers

Sprache/n: Deutsch, Englisch

Stadt: Hamburg

Land: Deutschland

Themen: humor, diskriminierung, discourse analysis, fußball und sexismus, fußball und (anti-)diskriminierung, sport und geschlecht, gender und sprache, teamzusammenhalt, sprachwissenschaft, soziolinguistik, rassismus

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Persönliche Anmerkung:

In meiner Doktorarbeit am Centre for Applied Linguistics der University of Warwick erforsche ich, wie Teamzusammenhalt in und durch Sprache – speziell Humour – verhandelt und konstruiert wird. Hierzu habe ich eine ethnografische Studie einer deutschen Profi-Fußballmannschaft durchgeführt. Ergebnisse zeigen, dass Teamzusammenhalt ein diskursiver Prozess ist, der nie abgeschlossen ist.
Weitere Themenschwerpunkte meiner Forschungsarbeit sind Gender Relations (insbesondere meine Arbeit als Frau im männlich und maskulin dominierten Kontext), Leadership Practices, (rassistische) Diskriminierung und speaking under pressure.
Ich bin Gründungsmitglied des SCCRC (Sports Culture and Communication Research Collective). Gemeinsam haben wir bereits Workshops für UK Coaching geleitet und arbeiten aktuell mit dem englischen Amateur-Boxverband zusammen.

Biografie:

Berufserfahrung
09/2014 – 08/2015: PR-Juniorberatung, Brandzeichen, Hamburg.
09/2013 – 08/2014: PR-Volontariat, Blume PR GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg.
04/2012 – 08/2013: Projektassistenz, DER FEINSCHMECKER, Hamburg.
02/2012 – 03/2012: Praktikum, DER FEINSCHMECKER, Hamburg.

Ausbildung
Seit 04/2017: Doktorandin, Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick, England (gefördert durch das Cusanuswerk).
10/2015 – 09/2016: Master of Science, Intercultural Communication for Business and the Professions, University of Warwick, England (mit Auszeichnung).
10/2010 – 10/2013: Bachelor of Arts, Kulturanthropologie und Italienisch, Universität Hamburg (Durchschnittsnote 1,87).
09/2000 – 06/2009: Abitur, Alexander-von Humboldt Schule, Neumünster (Durchschnittsnote 1,7).
08/1996 – 07/2000: Grundschule, Lindenschule, Bordesholm.

Vorträge & Workshops
2020
- #FootballPeople Festival, online event organized by FARE (Football against Racism in Europe) 19. –23. October 2020: “Gendered violence in Sport: What is it and how do we tackle it?” (Participant on panel of experts).

2019
- International Conference on Verbal Humour (CIHV2019), Alicante, Spain, 23.–25. October 2019: “Learning the limits of appropriateness: Failed humour among members of a professional football team and its impact on group membership.”
- Wolfers, S. (18. September 2019). Team cohesion & sports teams: How team members negotiate cohesion through humour. Workshop as part of a one-day symposium on applying linguistics to sports coaching for coach developers of UK Coaching hosted by the Sports Culture and Communication Research Collective (SCCRC), University of Warwick, Coventry, England.

2018
- Opening Keynote: 3rd Annual Conference of The Football Collective, Glasgow, Scotland, 29.–30. November 2018: “Challenging the status quo - the positioning of female researchers in the footballing world”.
-Wolfers, S. (19. November 2018). About 'Blacks who can't dance' and 'being something pleasing to the eye' - Racialised and gendered discourse in a German professional football team. Linguistik Kolloquium, Universität Münster, Germany.
- Cusanuswerk Graduiertentagung: „XX/XY ungelöst. Geschlechteridentitäten und Rollenerwartungen“, Cusanuswerk, Germany, 1.–7. October 2018: “Female researchers in masculine dominated contexts. A case study of German professional football”.
- British Sociological Association Sport Study Group Postgraduate Forum: Sporting Identities, Careers and Opportunities, Durham University, England, 7 September 2018: ““Are you the Black who can’t dance?” – Identity construction and racial humour in German professional and elite football.”
- 10th International Gender and Language Association Conference (IGALA 10), Gaborone, Botswana, 20.–22. June 2018: “”At last - something pleasing to the eye!” - Experiences of a female researcher looking into male professional and elite football.”
- ZfA International Conference, Berlin, Germany, 11-13 April 2018: ““Did You Have Yummy Cats for Breakfast?” - Racial Humour in German Professional and Elite Football”

2017
- 2nd Annual Conference of The Football Collective, Limerick, Ireland, 23-24 November 2017: “Dealing with racial stereotypes in German professional and elite football. What discourse analysis can contribute.”
- Wolfers, S. & Clayton, D. (16. November 2017). Banter, Racism & Acculturation: Intercultural dynamics in team sports. SIETAR UK, London, England.
- 15th International Pragmatics Conference (IPrA2017), Belfast, Northern Ireland, 16-21 July 2017: ““Just because he's black”. Racial Humour and Identity Construction in a German U-19 football team.”
- 20th Warwick International Conference in Applied Linguistics (WICAL), Coventry, England, 27-29 June 2017: “Racial Humour and Identity Construction in a German U-19 football team.”

Publikationen
- Wolfers, S. (under review). Being a female researcher in a male world. Critical reflections on the role of gender and sexual identity when collecting qualitative data. Manuscript submitted for publication.
- Wolfers, S. (in press). “Dude, just draw the racist card!” Self-directed racialized humor as in-group marker among migrant players in a professional football team. Discrimination in Football: Antisemitism and Beyond.
- File, K., Schnurr, S., Clayton, D., Wolfers, S. & Stavridou, A. (in press). Exploring the processes of emergent leadership in a netball team. Providing empirical evidence through discourse analysis. Discourse and Communication, 15(1).
- Wolfers, S., File, K. & Schnurr, S. (2017). ‘‘Just because he's black’’: Identity construction and racial humour in a German U-19 football team. Journal of Pragmatics, 112, 83-96.
- Clayton, D. & Wolfers, S. (2017, November 2). Banter, racism and acculturation: Intercultural dynamics in team sports [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://sietar.co.uk/wordpress/?p=1076&preview=1&_ppp=f695c67cf7