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Didem Leblebici, M.A.

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Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät (Kuwi)
Akademische Mitarbeiterin

Logenstraße 4
15230 Frankfurt (Oder)
🏠 AM 123
☏ +49 335 5534 2738


Office hours take place online. Please send me an e-mail for an appointment.


Research Interests: Language Ideology, Human-Machine Interactions, Posthumanism, Digital Sociology, Languaging, Language Diversity

PhD Project: Language Ideologies in Human-Machine Interactions - The Influence of Voice-Controlled Gadgets on Multilingual Practices and Perceptions (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Britta Schneider)


  • Language in the Human-Machine Era (LITHME): Working Group on Ideologies, Beliefs and Attitudes
  • Kulturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft (KwG)

Talks at Conferences and Workshops

05/2023 "Implications of Monolingual Bias in Superdiverse Societies" (Poster)
Speech Technology Summer School University of Groningen

11/2022 Panel discussion on Conversational AI
Moderation of the panel with the invited guests Timo Kaerlein, Marie-Theres Fester-Seeger and Tim Hector
Graduates’ Conference “un:real spaces of interaction” (University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany)

07/2022 "Constructing Language(s) and AI in Voice Assistant Interactions of Turkish-Speaking Users"
2nd International Whole Action Conference Language in the Human-Machine Era (Jyväskylä, Finland)

06/2022 "Language Ideologies in Human-Machine Interactions" 
Language in the Human-Machine Era Training School (Porto, Portugal)

05/2022 "Language Ideologies in Voice Assistant Interactions: Cultural Constructions of Humans, Machines and Language in Multilingual Settings" 
Posthumanismus. Transhumanismus. Jenseits des Menschen? 7. Jahrestagung der Kulturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft / (Graz, Austria)

03/2022 Presentation of PhD Project in Winter School of Sociolinguistics (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

08/2021 "Digital Borders in the Age of Alexa"
International Summer School "Borders and Migration in Digital Times" - The Viadrina Center B/Orders in Motion

05/2021 "Posthumanist Approaches to Language in Digitalized Societies"
69. Studentische Tagung Sprachwissenschaft + 30. Tagung der Computerlinguistikstudierenden Leipzig / Online

Conference Organisation

4th and 5th November 2022 - Graduates' Conference “un:real Spaces of Interaction. Forms of Social Order in the Spectrum of Media-specific Interaction”  in Potsdam / an event within the ZeM’s annual focus on “Digital Realities”

October 2020 - Poster session in “B/Ordering Cultures” Conference. Organised by the Cultural Studies Society (KwG) in European University Viadrina



Lau, Mandy, Didem Leblebici, Britta Schneider. 2022. “Sound-based corpora - histories, sources, biases”. In: Schneider, Britta & Bettina Migge (eds.) Changing Language Ideological Concepts in the Human-Machine Era – Questions, Themes and Topics. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.25867.36649

Lebenslauf / Vita

Academic Background

since 10/2021 - PhD Candidate at European University Viadrina

2019-2021 - Master of Arts in Language - Media Society at European University Viadrina
M.A. Thesis: "Language Ideologies in Human-Machine Interaction: A Qualitative Study with Voice Assistant Users" (Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Britta Schneider & Dr. Rita Vallentin)
Grade: Distinction

2015-2019 - Bachelor of Arts in English Studies & Media Studies at the University of Bonn
B.A. Thesis: "Gender stereotypes and postfeminism: An analysis of selected digital lifestyle publications on Instagram"


2021 - DAAD Prize for outstanding achievements of international students studying at German universities
awarded by European University Viadrina



Summer Term 23 BA: Language in the Human-Machine Era (on-campus Thursdays 11-13)
Winter Term 22/23 BA: Pragmatics: Language, Context and Meaning (on-campus, Thursdays 11-13)
Sommer Term 22 BA: Fundamental Concepts of Sociolinguistics (on-campus, Thursdays 14-16)
Winter Term 21/22 BA: Language Theories - Approaches and Schools of Modern Linguistics (online)
Summer Terms 20 & 21, Winter Term 20/21 BA: Schreibdidaktisches Tutorium für die Vorlesung "Einführung in die Kulturwissenschaften" bei Prof. Klaus Weber (online)