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Mitarbeiter/-innen

Dr. Michael M. Kretzer

Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Geographisches Institut
Universitätsstraße 150, 44801 Bochum
Raum: Wasserstraße 223
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Projekte

  • EnerTrend - Systemische Analyse von Wechselwirkungen der Energiewende in NRW mit zentralen Megatrends

Akademischer Werdegang

  • seit 09/2020: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum

  • seit 2020: Honorary Appointment als Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter der Rhodes University, Schools of Languages and Literatures, African Language Section

  • 04/2018 - 03/2020: NRF SARChI Chair Post-Doctoral Research Fellow an der School of African Languages, Rhodes University, South Africa

  • 01/2018: Abschluss der Promotion (Titel: Implementierungspotential der Sprachenpolitik im Bildungssystem Südafrikas)

  • 04/2012 - 03/2017: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Zentrum für Internationale Entwicklungs- und Umweltforschung (ZEU), JLU Giessen

  • 08/2009 - 09/2009: Forschungsaufenthalt in Gauteng (Südafrika) für die Erstellung der Examensarbeit

  • 03/2009: Wirtschaftsgeographiestudienreise nach Texas

  • 10/2004 - 09/2010: Lehramtsstudium für Gymnasien in den Fächern Politik und Wirtschaft, Geschichte und Geographie (Titel der Examensarbeit: Sprachenpolitik und Nation-Building in Südafrika)

Beschäftigungen

  • 02/2011 - 07/2011: Verwaltungsangestellter bei der Reading Association of South Africa in Johannesburg (RASA)

  • 11/2010 - 07/2011: Praktikum bei Molteno Institute for Language and Literacy in Johannesburg

  • 11/2008 - 06/2010: Studentische Hilfskraft am Geographischen Institut der JLU Giessen

  • 07/2008 - 09/2008: Praktikum an der Deutschen Schule Pretoria (DSP)

Forschungsschwerpunkte

  • Sub-Sahara Afrika, speziell Südafrika, Malawi und Botswana
  • Sprachenpolitik und Bildungssysteme in Sub-Sahara Afrika
  • Linguistic Landscapes
  • Quantitative und Qualitative Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung
  • Indigene Wissenssysteme (Indigenous Knowledge Systems)

Publikationen (im Erscheinen)

  • Kretzer, Michael M./Kaschula, Russel H. (Forthcoming): Language Policies at  schools in increasingly mobile societies: Examples from Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Limpopo and North West. In: Christa van der Walt, Verbra Pfeiffer (Eds.), Multilingual classroom contexts: Perspectives from the chalk face (SunMedia).
  • Kaschula, Russel H./Kretzer, Michael M./P. Mose (Forthcoming): 'Mother-Tongue Instruction in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Prospects'. In: Marten, L., Nancy C. Kula, N. C., Jochen Zeller, J. and E. Hurst (Eds.), Oxford Guide to the Bantu Languages.

 

Publikationen (Auswahl)

    2020

  • Schrot, Oliver G./Traxler, Johannes/Weifner, Ariane/Kretzer, Michael M. (2020): Potential of 'future workshop' method for educating adolescents about climate change mitigation and adaptation: a case from Freistadt, Upper Austria. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, https://doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2020.1816515.
  • Kretzer, Michael M. (2020): 'Free Education: Origins, Achievements, and Current Situation'. In: Leal Filho W., Azul A., Brandli L., Özuyar P., Wall T. (eds). Quality Education. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer, Cham, 328-337. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95870-5_93
  • Kretzer, Michael M./Kaschula, Russell H. (2020): '(Unused) potentials of educators’ covert language policies at public schools in Limpopo, South Africa'. In: Current Issues in Language Planning. Vol.21 (3), 254 - 278. https://doi.org/10.1080/14664208.2019.1641349.

    2019
  • Kretzer, Michael M. (2019): Malta. In: Dittmann, A. & W. Gieler (Eds.): Europa-Lexikon. Geographie, Geschichte, Kultur, Politik und Wirtschaft. (Peter Lang) Frankfurt am Main, 317-325.
  • Kretzer, Michael M. (2019): Zypern. In: Dittmann, A. & W. Gieler (Eds.): Europa-Lexikon. Geographie, Geschichte, Kultur, Politik und Wirtschaft. (Peter Lang) Frankfurt am Main, 657-670.
  • Kaschula, Russel H./Kretzer, Michael M. (2019): ”Hayi, they don’t know Xhosa”: Comparative isiXhosa teaching challenges in Eastern Cape and Gauteng. In: South African Journal of African Languages, https://doi.org/10.1080/02572117.2019.1672318
  • Kretzer, Michael M./Kaschula, Russel H. (2019): (Latent) Potentials to  incorporate and improve environmental knowledge using African Languages in Agriculture lessons in Malawi. In: Walter Leal and Sarah Hemstock (Eds.) ‘Climate Change and the Role of Education’ “Climate Change Management” published by Springer, 401 – 418.
  • Kretzer, Michael M./Kaschula, Russel H. (2019): 'Language policy and linguistic landscapes at schools in South Africa', International Journal of Multilingualism, https://doi.org/10.1080/14790718.2019.1666849.
  • Kaschula, Russel H./Kretzer, Michael M. (2019): 'The Politics of Language Education in Africa'. In: Oxford Encyclopedia of African Politics. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.750.

    2018
  • Kretzer, Michael M. (2018).'The potential Effects of Language Attitude for the Use of Indigenous Languages at Primary Schools in South Africa – Case Study in Gauteng and North-West Province'. In (eds): De Lange, R., Stevens, I., Kruger, R., and Sirayi, M. The arts and indigenous knowledge systems in a modern[ized] Africa: Newcastle upon Tyne. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Pg. 245 – 261.
  • Kretzer, Michael M. (2018). Implementierungspotential der Sprachenpolitik im Bildungssystem Südafrikas. Eine Untersuchung in den Provinzen Gauteng, Limpopo und North West. (Unveröffentlichte Dissertation) Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen.

    2017
  • Kretzer, Michael M./Engler, Steven/Gondwe, James/Trost, Esther (2017): 'Fighting Resource Scarcity - Sustainability in the education system of Malawi: Case Study of Karonga, Mzimba and Nkhata Bay district'. In: South African Geographical Journal, 99: 3, 235-251. https://doi.org/10.1080/03736245.2016.1231624.

    2016
  • Kretzer, Michael M. (2016): 'Chancen und Grenzen von „Agriculture“ als Schulfach für eine nachhaltige Lebensführung. Fallstudie Karonga, Nkahata Bay und Mzimba Distrikt in Malawi'. In (Hg.): Engler, S., Bommert, W. und Stengel, O. Regional, innovativ und gesund  – Nachhaltige Ernährung als Teil der großen Transformation. Göttingen. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 243 – 261.
  • Kumwenda, Joshua/Kretzer, Michael M. (2016): 'Language policy in Malawi: a study of its contexts, factors for its development and consequences'. In: Marang: Journal of Language and Literature, 27, 20-38.

    2014
  • Engler, Steven/Kretzer, Michael M. (2014): 'Agriculture and education: Agricultural education as an adaptation to food insecurity in Malawi'. In: Universal Journal of Agricultural Research, 2(6), 224-231.

    2013
  • Kretzer, Michael M. (2013): 'The Importance of Language Attitude Regarding First-Language-Based Education in South Africa. Case Study in Gauteng and North-West Province'. In: Facets of Linguistics. Proceedings of the 14th Norddeutsches Linguistisches Kolloquium 2013 in Halle (Saale), eds. Ammermann, Anne / Brock, Alexander / Pflaeging, Jana / Schildhauer, Peter (eds.). Frankfurt am Main u.a.: Peter Lang, 217-229.

Lehre an der Rhodes University, 

  • Introduction into Research and Methodology (2020)
  • Language Policy and African Sociolinguistics (2020)
  • Introduction into Research Methodology (2019)

 

Lehre an der Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen

  • Prekäre Staatlichkeiten in Subsahara Afrika (WS 2016/17)
  • Supranationale Organisationen in Sub-Sahara Afrika (SS 2016)
  • Transition in Practice (WS 2015/2016)
  • Sprachen und Sprachenpolitik in Subsahara-Afrika (WS 2015/2016)
  • Praxis der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit in Subsahara-Afrika (mit Dr. Ulrich Weyl) (WS 2014/2015)
  • Entwicklungsprobleme Lateinamerikas (WS 2014/2015)
  • Transition in Practice (WS 2014/2015)
  • Sprachpolitik in Afrika (WS 2014/2015)
  • Transition in Practice (WS 2013/2014)
  • Kultur und Sprachenpolitik in Subsahara Afrika (WS 2012/2013)
  • Transition in Practice (WS 2012/2013)

Tagungsbeiträge / Vorträge

    2020

  • Davis, Emily E./Jeffery, Danielle/Kretzer, Michael M.: “Lost in Translation: Multilingual Public Health Signage during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Australia” at the POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE ON MULTILINGUALISM Saturday, 10 October 2020, Co-hosted by Multilingualism Research Centre, Macquarie University, and School of Education, University of New South Wales, Australia. (Web-based conference)
  • Kretzer, Michael M.: "Linguistic Landscape (LL) at coastal tourist areas in Eastern Cape, South Africa" at the online conference Multilingualism from Various Perspectives of Applied Linguistics, Friday 23 October 2020, Silesian University of Technology, Poland.

    2019

  • “Nachhaltigkeit als Thema in den Bildungssystemen in Sub-Sahara Afrika” an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum (31.10.2019).
  • “(Unused) Potentials of Multimodal Teaching in Multilingual Classrooms in South Africa” at the Multilingual Awareness and Multilingual Practices (MAMP19) Conference at the Thomas Moore University, Antwerp, Belgium (28.10.2019).
  • “Language Policies at schools in increasingly mobile societies: Examples from Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Limpopo and North West” at the DKG at the Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel, Germany (28.09.2019).
  • “Teaching in Sub-Saharan Africa: 'How can you teach pupils if you do not use their language?'” at the Postgraduate Conference “Postgraduate Education is a Public Good” at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa (22.08.2019).
  • “Language Policy and Linguistic Landscapes at schools in South Africa” at the 21st Biennial ALASA International Conference at the University of the Free State (UFS), Bloemfontein, South Africa (08.07.2019).
  • “Science Education (Agriculture) in Malawi using English and its challenges at schools” at the 10th Department of English International Conference at the University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana (20.06.2019).
  • “Hidden and unused potentials of teachers’ covert Language Practices at public schools in Limpopo” at the Multilingual Theories and Practices (MTP19) at Ionian University, Corfu, Greece (09.05.2019).
  • “Bildung und nachhaltige Entwicklung in Sub-Sahara Afrika” am Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut (KWI) Essen, Essen, Germany (02.05.2019).
  • “(Latent) potentials to incorporate and improve environmental knowledge using African Languages in Agriculture lessons in Malawi” at the International Symposium on Climate Change and the Role of Education at Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, United Kingdom (12.04 - 13.04.2019).
  • “Language Policies in schools in Sub-Saharan Africa and its social consequences” at the MuDD2019 - Multilingualism, Diversity and Democracy Conference at Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden (8.04 – 10.04.2019).

    2018

  • "Chances and Obstacles of teaching Science (Agriculture) at Malawian schools considering Indigenous Knowledge (IK) and African Languages" at the Society of South African Geographers (SSAG) Conference at University of Free State (UFS), Bloemfontein and QwaQwa, South Africa (30.9 – 5.10.2018).
  • “(Unused) potentials of educators’ covert Language Policies at public schools in Limpopo” at the 5th International Conference on Language and Literacy Education at the University of Witwatersrand (WITS) Parktown Campus, Johannesburg, South Africa (17.8 – 19.8.2018).
  • “”They speak Setswana at home, why teaching it?” – Daily realities of Language Policies in classrooms in Gauteng, Limpopo and North West Province” at the Postgraduate Conference “Postgraduate Education is a Public Good” at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa (26.7 – 27.7.2018). 
  • “A Comparison of educators smuggling African Languages into classrooms in Gauteng, Limpopo and North West Province” at the 19th Interim Conference of the African Languages Association of Southern Africa Conference and Sintu 7, 7th International Conference on Bantu Languages at the University of Cape Town, South Africa (9.07. – 11.07.2018).
  • “Disruptions and continuities of the educational language policy in Malawi: a case study of the Northern Region” at the 20th International Congress of Linguists at the at the University of Cape Town, South Africa (02.07 – 6.07.2018).
  • “Impact of Usage or Non-Usage of African Languages in education systems in border regions: Case study of Malawi and Zambia” at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 22 at the University of Auckland, New Zealand (27.06 – 30.06.2018).    

    2017
  • “Language practice(s) of pupils minority language(s) at secondary schools in Botswana” at the 16th International Conference on Minority Languages (ICML XVI) at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland (28.08. – 30.08.2017).
  • “Overt language policy and covert language practice(s) at secondary schools in Botswana and South Africa” at the combined CLASA-Multilingualism and Transformation in the Knowledge Age Conference at the Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa (25.06 – 29.06.2017).
  • “Influence of language attitude(s) towards English and indigenous languages: mismatch between the overt language policy and covert language practice(s) at public schools in Botswana and South Africa” at the 43rd African Literature Association (ALA) Annual Conference, “Africa and the World: Literature, Politics, and Global Geographies” at the Yale University in New Haven, USA (14. – 17.06.2017).
  • “Language policy in Malawi: Factors, contexts and consequences” at the International Conference: "Multilingualism in Society, Politics and Education" at the SLI Conference at the Albrecht-Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany (16. – 18. 03.2017).

    2016

  • “Fighting Resource Scarcity: Sustainability in the Education System of Malawi – Case Study of Karonga, Mzimba and Nkhata Bay District” at the 59th African Studies Association (ASA) at the Howard University in Washington, USA (1. – 3.12.2016).

  • “Translanguaging between Setswana and other Indigenous Languages at Secondary Schools in Botswana and North West Province in South Africa” at the Annual meeting of the Arbeitskreises Subsaharisches Afrika (AKSA) at the DGfG at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany (25. – 26.11.2016).
  • “The usage and appearance of Setswana in public domains: Case study of urban and rural areas in Botswana and South Africa” at the 46th Pozna? Linguistic Meeting (PLM2016) at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Pozna?, Poland (15. – 17.09.2016).
  • “Pitfalls of the implementation of language policy at public secondary schools in Botswana” at the WITS International Language and Literacy Conference (WILLC 2016) at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa (12. – 14.08.2016).
  • “Reciprocal relationship of language attitude, language practice and (covert) language policy (at schools): Case study of selected provinces in Botswana, Malawi and South Africa” at the Molteno Institute for Language and Literacy (MILL) in Johannesburg, South Africa (29.07.2016).

  • “Factors, Chances and Obstacles of education systems for development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Examples from Botswana, Malawi and South Africa” at the Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa (18.07.2016).
  • "Patterns of public appearance of indigenous languages in Southern Africa – a case study of Setswana in Botswana and Chichewa and Chitumbuka in Malawi" at the LSSA-SAALA-SAALT Conference at University of Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa (04. – 07.07.2016).
  • “Multilingual Linguistic Repertoire and Varieties of Code-Switching at Secondary Schools in Botswana: Case Study in Kgatleng, South-East and Southern District” at the 42nd African Literature Association (ALA) Annual Conference, "Justice and Human Dignity in Africa and the African Diaspora" at the Emory University and Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, USA (06. – 09.04.2016).
  • "Overt language policy and covert language practices in South African TV channels", at the Cornell University in Ithaca, USA (5.04.2016).

     2015

  • “Chances & obstacles of language policy within the Malawian education system” at the 4th International Conference Language, Education & Diversity 2015 (LED) at the University of Auckland, New Zealand (23. – 26.11.2015).
  • "Areas, contexts and potentials of code-switching at South African schools: case study of the Nguni-and Sotho-Cluster in Gauteng and North West" at the 9th Pan-African Literacy for All & 10th Reading Association of South Africa (RASA) National Literacy Conference at University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa (02. – 05.09.2015).
  • "Differences of Language Practice at primary and secondary schools in Gauteng and North West province" at the 3rd International Conference in Academic and Professional Communication at University of Botswana in Gaborone (15. – 17.07.2015).
  • "Language Practice and Appearance of African Languages in the South African education system - Case Study at primary and secondary schools in Gauteng Province" at the 18th International Conference of the African Language Association of Southern Africa (ALASA) at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town, South Africa (24. – 26.06.2015).
  • "Variations between oral and written Communication at Schools in Gauteng and North West Province: Case study of the use of Sesotho sa Leboa (Sepedi), Sesotho, Setswana and isiZulu at the 41st Annual Conference of the African Literature Association (ALA), at the University of Bayreuth, Germany (03. – 06.06.2015).
  • Referent des Projekttages "Nähe und Ferne: Leben, Kultur und Bildung in Sub-Sahara Afrika" am Privatgymnasium Dr. Richter in Kelkheim, Germany (17.04.2015).
  • "Scope and Variety of Code-Switching at South African schools" at the International Conference on Bilingualism at the University of Malta in Valletta (23. – 25.03.2015).
  • Referent des Projekttages „Nationalstaatsentwicklung und Nationalbewusstsein in Südafrika“ an der Stiftschule St. Johann in Amöneburg, Germany (23.02.2015)

    2014

  • “Regional differences of Language Practice at Primary and Secondary Schools in North-West - A Case Study of the Use of Setswana and Sesotho” at the 9th Annual Reading Association of South Africa (RASA) Conference “Reading the Change: Changing the Reading: Where are we 20 years after 1994?” at the Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa (12.09. – 14.09.2014).
  • “The Influence of language practices and attitudes on language policy in the South African education system and their implications on oral and written literature” at the 2nd International Conference: Orature and its Place in Malawian Literature at the Mzuzu University in Mzuzu, Malawi (29.07.2014 – 31.07.2014).
  • “Regional differences of Language Practice at Primary and Secondary Schools in North-West - A Case Study of the Use of Setswana and Sesotho” at the 18th Interim Conference of the African Languages Association of Southern Africa (ALASA) “Reclaiming our Heritage through Language” at Walter Sisulu University in Mthatha, South Africa (30.06. – 02.07.2014).
  • “Effect of Language Attitudes on African Languages within the South African Education system - Case Study of the Use of Setswana in North-West Province” at the Joint LSSA/SAALA/SALT Annual Conference 2014 at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa (24. – 26.06.2014).
  • "Language practice in the education system of South Africa – Is there a future for African Language?" at the 6th International Linguistic Landscapes Conference “Hope and Precarity” at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa (9.04. – 11.04.2014).
  • "Implementierungspotential der Sprachenpolitik im Bildungssystem Südafrikas - Fallstudie Gauteng, Limpopo und North-West Provinz" im Rahmen des Gießener Geographischen Colloquiums at the Justus-Liebig University Gießen, Germany (13.01.2014).

    2013

  • "The effects of Internationalisation for the use of indigenous languages at primary schools in South Africa. Case study in Gauteng and North-West Province" at the 2nd International Arts Conference "The arts and indigenous knowledge systems in a modern(ised) Africa" at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) in Pretoria, South Africa (25. – 27.09.2013).
  • "Perceptions of educational stakeholders towards the usage of Setswana in educational institutions. Case study in Bojanala and Dr. Kenneth Kaunda District in North-West Province" at the 17th Biennial international conference of the African Language Association of Southern Africa (ALASA) at the University of South Africa (UNISA) in Pretoria, South Africa (17. – 19.07.2013).

  • „Impact of the Language Practice and Language Attitude/Ideology for the Implementation of the Language Policy in the Education System in South Africa” at the LSSA/SAALA/SALT Conference “Language: Policy, Planning, Practice and Principles” at the Stellenbosch University, South Africa (01. – 04.07.2013).
  • "The influence of language attitude in day to day work at educational institutions in Gauteng and North?West Province: The case study of schools, universities and NGOs" at the 7th international conference "Language, literature, theatre and indigenous knowledge" at the University of Botswana in Gaborone (12. – 14.06.2013).
  • "The importance of language attitude regarding First language (L1) based education in South Africa - Case study in Gauteng and North-West Province" at the 14th Norddeutschen Linguistischen Colloquium at the Martin-Luther-University in Halle-Wittenberg, Germany (15. – 17.03.2013).

    2012

  • “Inter-dependency of language ideology, language practice and language management at tertiary level in South Africa” at the 2nd Department of African Languages and Literature conference at the University of Botswana in Gaborone (12. – 14.07.2012).

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Zeitungsartikel

Interviews


Mitgliedschaften

  • Reading Association of South Africa (RASA)
  • Gießener Geographische Gesellschaft (GGG)
  • Verband der Geographen an deutschen Hochschulen (VGdH)
  • Alumni Netzwerk Subsahara Afrika e.V.
  • Verein zur Förderung der Entwicklungs- und Umweltforschung e.V.
  • African Language Association of Southern Africa (ALASA)
  • African Literature Association (ALA)
  • African Studies Association (ASA)
  • GGS Peer Mentoring Gruppe "Empirische Bildungs- und Sozialforschung"
  • Arbeitskreis Subsaharisches Afrika
  • Arbeitskreis Bildungsgeographie

Editorial Board

  • Journal of Multilingual Theories and Practices (seit 2019)

Executive Board

  • MultiLingNet: Scholars investigating Multilingualism (2019)

 

Reviewing

  • Journal of Multilingual Theories and Practices (seit 2020)
  • South African Journal of African Languages (SAJAL) (seit 2019)
  • Per Linguam (seit 2019)
  • Journal for Language Teaching (JLT) (seit 2019)
  • Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics Plus (seit 2019)
  • African Education Review (seit 2018)

Stipendien

  • 2019 DFG Reisemittel zur Präsentation am DKG an der Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel
  • 2018 - 2020 NRF SARChI Chair Post-Doctoral Research Fellow School of African Languages, Rhodes University, South Africa
  • 2018 T&S Financial Support, Rhodes University, to present at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 22 at the University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2018 T&S Financial Support, Rhodes University, to present at Society of South African Geographers (SSAG) Conference at University of Free State (UFS), Bloemfontein and QwaQwa, South Africa
  • 11/2010 – 04/2011 PROMOS Stipendium für Praktikumsaufenthalt Südafrika (DAAD)
  • 04/2012 – 03/2015 DEY-Stipendium (Bistum Limburg)