From 2004 to 2009, Petra-Kristin Bonitz studied German philology, psychology and German as a foreign language at the University of Jena. Since January 2010, she has been a research assistant for Linguistics at the Department of German Philology in Göttingen. She writes her PhD on "Subject gaps in coordinative structures", supervised by Prof. Dr. Anke Holler. Hereby she discusses the status of special ellipsis by using empirical survey data, syntactic and discourse theoretical analysis.
Petra-Kristin Bonitz is a member of the Graduate School of Humanities Göttingen (GSGG) and the German Linguistic Society (DGfS).