Christine Kampen Robinson is a Ph.D. candidate in German in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of Waterloo. She came to Waterloo from Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 2008 to begin her MA, which examined the code-switching tendencies of sixth graders in a German-English bilingual program. Her research interests are related primarily to linguistics—including bi- and multilingualism, mixed codes and how identity is constructed in interaction—but she is also interested in Mennonite and Austrian studies, as well as issues related to language education. Her dissertation project will examine the intersection between space and identity constructions of Paraguayan Mennonite migrants in Canada. She frequently teaches introductory and intermediate German language courses and participates in online course design.
University of Waterloo