Natalie Tarr, PhD, is a linguistic social anthropologist and works as scientific collaborator in the Society, Gender and Health unit of the department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Swiss TPH. She holds a MA in Social Anthropology and History and a PhD in Linguistic Anthropology from the Center for African Studies at the University of Basel. She has conducted extensive research in Brazil, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Senegal. Paralelly to her scientific research, Natalie designs academic English workshops for colleagues in the social sciences and humanities; she has taught at different scientific and research institutions. Her main research interests and expertise are in institutional language use, particularly in the health and justice sectors, la Francophonie, English as a global language, access to government institutions of vulnerable people, and fiction/faction.