Nantke Pecht is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University. She joined the department in September 2015. The PhD project, initially founded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and since 01-01-2016 by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), examines how language practices are employed to construct and reproduce social identities among speakers of a former coalminers’ community in Belgium Limburg. Her wider research interests are in morphosyntax, multilinguistic repertoires and immigration, as well as in processes of (dis)identification.
Nantke holds an M.A. in European Linguistics from the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany. She obtained her B.A. in Spanish language, literature and media (major) and American Studies (minor) from the University of Freiburg, and completed part of her studies at the University de La Laguna, Spain.