Prof. Dr. Stefan Pfänder is an Interactional Linguist and Full Professor (Chair) at Freiburg University, Germany (http://www.romanistik.uni-freiburg.de/pfaender/766) and Director of the Hermann Paul School of Linguistics Freiburg-Basel. One of his main research areas is Collaborative Storytelling in multimodal talk-in-interaction. This research focus has been developed out of an interdisciplinary research project with social psychology, funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation ( Wiedererzählen).
 Narrative research within the Thyssen project was followed up during a FRIAS senior fellowship and the successful co-acquisition of a Research Training Group funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG-GRK 1767 Faktuales & Fiktionales Erzählen), a lead agency project funded by the German Science Foundation and the SNF on “Emergent Remembering” (Pf-699-8/1) and a cooperative project with cultural anthropology and psychosomatics / body psychotherapy which investigates and models the synchronization of interactants in everyday and clinical interaction and is co-funded by the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) and the European Union (Marie-Curie Fellowships). For more information see https://www.frias.uni-freiburg.de/en/funding-programmes/foci/synchronization-in-embodied-interaction?set_language=en.