Natasha Tolimir-Hölzl is a Berlin-based sociolinguist whose main focus is the linguistic development of contemporary Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian and Montenegrin. She graduated with a Master's degree in English, German, and Slavonic Linguistics at the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and completed her PhD on the linguistic divergence in Bosnia and Herzegovina at the University of Reading / Europa Universität Viadrina in 2008. She carried out a Postdoctoral project on linguistic attitudes at the Humboldt Universität Berlin (2009-2011) and has been a Lecturer for Bosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/Serbian at the University of Hamburg (since 2015/2016). Her current research focuses on attitudes towards newly emerging linguistic varieties and comparative linguistic (Germany-Australia) diaspora analysis. Dr. Tolimir-Hölzl also has many years of experience teaching German and German Linguistics as a University Lecturer with the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). She has lectured at the University of Coleraine/ Northern Ireland, at the Eesti Humanitaarinstiuut/ Tallinn, Estonia and at the University of Liepaja, Latvia.