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Heike Wiese is Professor of German in Multilingual Contexts and founder of the Centre “Language in Urban Diversity” at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She is interested in the dynamics of multilingual settings, with foci on grammatical-pragmatic interfaces and linguistic architecture, and on monolingual ideologies, linguistic discrimination and empowerment. Research areas include urban contact dialects, heritage speakers’ repertoires, and urban markets as metrolingual sites. Her 2012 monograph on Kiezdeutsch as a new German dialect received national and international media attention, and raised awareness of urban contact dialects as a legitimate part of the linguistic landscape. In outreach activities, she cooperates with communities, kindergartens and schools, educational policy makers, and museums.