After graduating from the BHAK Voitsberg in 1984, she completed a degree in general linguistics , Slavic / Russian diploma, as well as additional studies in Indo-European studies at the University of Graz (1984–1990) and at the State University of Yerevan (1988–1990). After graduating as Dr. phil. (1994) she received an APART scholarship from the Academy of Sciences from 1998 to 2001 . From September 29th to October 1st 1999 she organized and directed the VIII. AIEA General Conference at the University of Vienna (Conference for Armenian Studies). In 2002 she qualified as a university lecturer at the University of Salzburg with the Venia docendi Linguistics with a special focus on Armenology . From 2002 to 2004 she worked in the FWF research project The Kilikian Healing Book for Horses - Translation - Commentary and Glossary in Salzburg and Vienna .
In 2003 she led the archaeological survey of the University of Innsbruck in Armenia . From 2005 to 2008 she headed the FWF project A Holistic Grammar of New East Armenian at the Institute for Linguistics in cooperation with the Chair for Armenology in Leiden and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig . Her work, published on this subject in 2009, is the first scientific representation of East Armenian in a European language. In 2005 she organized the international workshops Armenian Architecture and Art in Salzburg and Armenian Syntax in Paris.
Since 2005 she has been one of the excavation leaders of the Aramus project at the University of Innsbruck with the following subproject Medieval Aramus in Aramus (Projects Medieval History of Aramus and The Early Medieval Churches of Aramus , 2004; The Cemetery of Aramus , 2005), the interdisciplinary project Die Kirche des St. John in Avan (Yerevan) in cooperation with LEICA, 2006. Since 1992 she has been teaching at the humanities and theological faculties of the Universities of Graz, Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruck as well as at the State University of Yerevan and at the University of Munich . Commissioned by the OSCE , she was an election observer in Armenia (1998/1999). In October 1999 she was appointed extraordinary cultural attaché of the Armenian embassy in Austria. Since autumn 2002 she has worked at the Institute for the Christian East at the International Research Center in Salzburg. From 2003 to 2005 she was chairwoman of the German-Armenian Society. She is a board member of the AIEA ( Association internationale des études arméniennes ) and a full member of SAS ( Society for Armenian Studies ), DAG ( German-Armenian Society ), ALT ( Association for Linguistic Typology ) and Foundation for Endangered Languages .
- Armenians in Austria. Catalog for the exhibition at the University Library of the Karl-Franzens-University Graz, November 6th - mid-December 1995 . Institute for Linguistics, Graz 1995, OCLC 37221016 .
- with Erich Renhart : But we are immortal like our mountains. Armenia . Parish Graz-Kalvarienberg, Graz 1997, OCLC 742328191 .
- as editor: The Armenian Language in the European Diaspora . (= Graz linguistic monographs. Volume 13). Institute for Linguistics, Graz 1997, ISBN 3-901600-12-4 .
- Discover Armenia. 3000 years of culture between East and West . Trescher, Berlin 2001, ISBN 3897940043 ; 9th updated edition: Trescher, Berlin 2018, ISBN 3897944480 .
- as editor with Erich Renhart: Armenian Liturgies. A look at a distant Christian culture (= Holy Service. Supplementary Volume 2). Graz / Salzburg, Schnider 2001, ISBN 3-902020-10-5 .
- Word order correlations and word order change. An "applied-typological" study on literary Armenian varieties (= LINCOM studies in Indo-European linguistics. Volume 22). LINCOM Europa, Munich 2002, ISBN 3-89586-751-9 (also habilitation thesis, Salzburg 2002).
- Cilician art of healing for horses. The legacy of the Armenians. Commentary - Translation - Glossary. (= Documenta hippologica ). Olms, Hildesheim / Zurich / New York 2005, ISBN 3-487-08455-4 .
- Armenian. Modern Eastern Armenian. (= London Oriental and African language library . Volume 14). Benjamin, Amsterdam 2009, ISBN 978-90-272-3814-6 .
- as editor with Uwe Bläsing: Cultural, linguistic and ethnological interrelations in and around Armenia . Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne 2011, ISBN 1-4438-2645-6 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Austrian Armenologist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 10, 1965|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Voitsberg|