After my BA in Celtic Studies I graduated with honours from the Research Master Medieval Studies in 2012 at the university of Utrecht. As part of my BA and MA I studied English and Celtic languages as well as medieval manuscripts. I wrote my M.A. thesis, “Britons in Anglo-Saxon Legal Documents” (supervised by Professor Anita Auer), in Old English philology, in which I analysed textual references to Britons in Anglo-Saxon legal documents. After my masters, I worked as a research assistant for the University of Amsterdam and became editor-in-chief of the journal Kelten: Mededelingen van de Stichting A.G. van Hamel voor Keltische Studies. I also carried out independent research on English ethnic terminology and worked as a supply teacher. In 2014 I started my PhD project in the Emerging Standards project at the University of Lausanne, in which I look at the development of the urban vernacular of Coventry in the period 1400 – 1700. For my research I am transcribing and analysing various manuscripts from that period in order to examine what effect the urban vernacular of Coventry had on the origin and spread of formal written English. Besides my research I teach English linguistics to undergraduate students at UNIL and work as an assistant editor for the Journal of Historical Sociolinguistics.