Mirja Kemppi-Pfleger

Mirja Kemppi, M.A., M.Sc.

Mirja Kemppi, M.A., M.Sc.

Teaching and Research Associate

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Mirja Kemppi-Pfleger has university degrees in both humanistic and natural sciences. Before moving to Austria in 2011, she studied physics as well as geo- and atmospheric sciences at the University of Helsinki, Finland. After receiving a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in meteorology, Mirja continued working for the university conducting independent research on weather fronts.

In Austria, Mirja completed the Bachelor’s programme in English and American studies at the University of Klagenfurt, after which she continued studying English language and linguistics at the University of Vienna finally graduating with distinction in 2016.

Before joining the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Mirja worked for various companies as a translator and a proofreader and taught Finnish at the VHS Wien for several years. At WU, she works on her PhD project on the climate change communication of European businesses and teaches English Business Communication I.

Research Interests

Previously Mirja Kemppi-Pfleger’s research focused on studying the English pronunciation of non-native speakers. Currently her interests lie in the linguistic analysis of annual and sustainability reports of European businesses. Applying both qualitative methods and quantitative corpus analysis, she aspires to shed light on how European companies approach and communicate climate change and its mitigation.