Melanie Fleischhacker, Bakk. BA MA

English Department (University of Klagenfurt)

Melanie Fleischhacker has been working as a writing coach and writing instructor for several years. She is a guest editor for the topical collection “Interventions in Writing Coaching” of the journal Coaching | Theorie & Praxis. As an applied linguist, she has always been interested in gender and sociolinguistics, as well as professional interaction. As part of her MA thesis in English and American Studies, she investigated (multimodal) representations and discourses of gender and sexuality in EFL textbooks. In ongoing projects, she focuses, among other things, on the identity construction of adolescent female football players and develops alternative (gender-sensitive) teaching materials.

As part of the linguistic project team of “Questioning Sequences in Coaching”, she is involved in the development of a coaching-specific typology of questioning sequences and will write her dissertation in the context of the project.