Mag.a Dr.in Edma Ajanovic

Edma Ajanovic is a research fellow (wiss. Mitarbeiterin) at the Department for European Policy and the Study of Democracy at the Danube University Krems. She completed her PhD in Social Science (program: Political Science) at the University of Vienna. Her research interests are gendered aspects of right-wing populism and extremism, post-socialist democratization processes and neoliberal transformations in post-Yugoslav societies. 

Habilitation:

Mobilität im Verhältnis: post-koloniale Praktiken zwischen Österreich und Ex-Jugoslawien

E-Mail: edma.ajanovic@univie.ac.at 

 

 

MMag.a Aida Alagić

Aida Alagić studied German Studies and Comparative Literature at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Zagreb, where she obtained her master’s degree in 2017 with the thesis "The forms of capital in the novel The Aesthetics of Resistance". With her current research project, she’s exploring the possibility of expanding Bourdieu’s field theory through mobility studies. Her research interest lies in the field of literature and cultural sociology.

Research project:

Mobility in the literary field of German exile literature (1933-1945)

E-Mail: aialagic@gmail.com   

Faime Alpagu

Faime Alpagu studied Sociology in Istanbul and Vienna. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Vienna. Her dissertation project is funded by a doctoral scholarship from the Austrian Academy of Sciences and received the 2016 Dissertation Award for Research on Migration from the Austrian Academy of Sciences. The project centers on photographs and letters sent by “guest workers” to family members in Turkey between 1960 and 1989. These primary materials are complemented by official documents and recently conducted biographic-narrative interviews. The aim is to reveal the complex interactions between different modes of expression (visual/verbal), time relations (now/then), and spatial constellations (here/there). In 2019 she was a Junior Visiting Fellow at The Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna. In 2019 – 1920 she was Junior Visiting Fellow at the IFK International Research Center for Cultural Studies in Vienna. Her current research areas are migration/refugee studies, biographical research, visual sociology, memory, and interpretive social research.

PhD Thesis:

Migration Narratives Juxtaposed: A Sociological Analysis of Photos, Letters and Biographies of "Guest Workers" from Turkey living in Austria

E-Mail: faime.alpagu@univie.ac.at

MMag.a Dr.in Magdalena Baran-Szoltys

Magdalena Baran-Szoltys was a collegiate at the interdisciplinary FWF doctoral program "Austrian Galicia and Its Multicultural Heritage" (University of Vienna, 2013-2017) and received her PhD in 2018 with a dissertation on "Galicia as an Archive: Traveling in Post-Galicia in Polish- and German-speaking Literature after 1989." She is a member of the research platform's associated project "Transformations and Transfers: Spatial Structures and its Dynamic Sampling in Literature." 

She is currently a Literar-Mechana research fellow and is working on a postdoctoral project on literary and cultural representations of transformation in post-socialist Poland. 

E-Mail: magdalena.baran@univie.ac.at 

Dr.in Marion Borderon, MSc

Marion Borderon is a research scientist in geography at the University of Vienna, Austria. Her research interests concern population and development studies. Much of her work focuses on contributing to the development of concepts and methods for the spatial assessment of vulnerability and risk in the context of environmental transformation. She holds a PhD in geography from Aix-Marseille University, France, dealing with malaria in Dakar, Senegal.

E-Mail: marion.borderon@univie.ac.at 

Mag. Dr. Eric Burton

Eric Burton is a historian with a background in African studies, development studies and cultural anthropology. From 2014 to 2016 he was a research fellow in the FWF-funded project "Personal cooperation in development aid and socialist aid in the context of system competition" and wrote his dissertation on Tanzania's "African Socialism" and relations with the FRG and the GDR. 2017-2018 guest research stay at the University of Leipzig on African educational mobility as part of an EEGA scholarship. 2018-2019 research fellow in the AHRC-funded project "Socialism goes global" at the University of Exeter. Ongoing research on the transnational mobility of liberation movements and African portals of decolonisation.

Email: eric.burton@univie.ac.at

Mag.a Alev Cakir, BA

From 2014 to 2017 Alev Cakir was a university assistant (prae-doc) of the research platform Mobile Cultures and Societies. She was the researcher in the project "'Migrant' Female Entrepreneurs in Vienna: The Role of Transnational Activity in Social Positioning and Mobility." 

PhD Thesis:

The Neoliberal Economization and Ethnicization of the 'Ideal' Migrant Subject: Subjectivation Processes of Entrepreneurs from Turkey in Austria.

E-Mail: alev.cakir@univie.ac.at 

Johanna Chovanec

Johanna Chovanec is a stipendiary of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and a doctoral fellow of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation at the department of Comparative Literature.  She conducted her bachelor and master studies in comparative literature at University of Vienna and Bilgi University Istanbul. Her master thesis focused on post-imperial narratives (‘The Ottoman Myth’) in Turkish literature. After her graduation in 2016, she worked as a scientific employee for the EU Horizon 2020 project “FEUTURE - The future of EU-Turkey relations” at Sabancı University, Istanbul. Her research interests include melancholy in (post-)modern Austrian and Turkish literatures, comparative empire studies, imagology, and identity constructions in Europe and Turkey.

PhD Thesis:

Occidentalist Discourses in Contemporary Turkish Literature 

Email: johanna.chovanec@univie.ac.at  

a.o. Univ.-Prof. i.R. Dr. Franz Eybl 

Franz M. Eybl researches and taught modern German literature at the University of Vienna. His research interests include the early modern period (poetry, mediality and rhetoric) and the 18th century (Austrian Enlightenment, German Classicism), Thomas Bernhard as well as the history of books and media. Eybl is currently a research fellow at the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel and is working on a project on the circulation of knowledge around 1700. 

E-Mail: franz.eybl@univie.ac.at 

 

 

Dr.in Katharina Fackler

North American Studies Program, University of Bonn

Research Project: 

Entangled Mobilities: Reading Colonial Intimacies across and beyond the Atlantic Triangle

E-Mail: kfackler@uni-bonn.de

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Mag.a Dr.in Katharina Fritsch

From May 2014 to June 2017, Katharina Fritsch was a research assistant for the FWF project "Popular Culture in Translocal Spaces" at the Research Platform. At the same time she wrote her dissertation at the Department of Political Science on the political and cultural mobilization of "Franco-Comorian diaspora" in Marseille as a biopolitical form of (self-)governing. Her research interests include postcolonial migration and diaspora, popular culture and intersectional power relations, decolonization of knowledge as well as processes of authoritarization in Western democracies from a postcolonial perspective. 

E-Mail: katharina.fritsch@univie.ac.at 

 

Mag. Dominik Frühwirth, BA

Dominik Frühwirth received a Magister Degree in International Development and a Bachelor Degree in African Studies, both with Honors and afocus on "Popular Youth Cultures and Empowerment in Africa", from the University of Vienna. After that he worked in governmental as well as non-governmental development cooperation. He is currently researching the topic "'Africa we want to go!' - The continuous longing for Africa in diasporan popular culture. The case of Rastafari", on which he is also writing his PhD thesis.

E-Mail: mag.dominik.fruehwirth@gmail.com 

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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Fuhrmann

From July 2018 on Wolfgang Fuhrmann is Professor of Musicology at the University of Leipzig. His current research interests include the relationship between the public sphere and intimacy in 19th-century music history from sociological, social history, gender theory and musicological perspectives. In August 2018 he will research music entries in albums/family registers at the Anna Amalia Bibliothek in Weimar. 

E-Mail: wolfgang.fuhrmann@uni-leipzig.de 

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Dr.in Karin Harrasser

Karin Harrasser is Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Art and Design Linz and Vice Rector for Research there. After studying history and German language and literature, she received her doctorate in 2005 with a dissertation on the narratives of digital cultures at the University of Vienna. This was followed by a research assistant position at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and various guest professorships in Germany and Colombia. Afterwards habilitation at the Humboldt University in Berlin on "Prostheses. Figures of wounded modernity" (published 2016 by Vorwerk 8 Berlin). In addition to her academic activities, she has been involved in various artistic-curatorial projects, e.g. at Kampnagel Hamburg, Tanzquartier Wien or with MAPA Teatro and the Colombian Truth Commission in Bogotá. Together with Elisabeth Timm she publishes the journal for cultural studies. She is currently working on two publications on transatlantic linkages: A book on asymmetric cultural transfer in connection with the Jesuit mission in Bolivia and a book on the father-daughter team Hans and Monika Ertl as a network of symptoms of globalised contemporary history.

E-Mail: karin.harrasser@ufg.at

Caroline Haupt, MA

Caroline Haupt is a research fellow (wiss. Mitarbeiterin) at the DFG-Graduiertenkolleg "Das Reale in der Kultur der Moderne" at the University of Konstanz since April 2016. Between 2015 and 2016 she held a scholarship at the "Deutsch-Italienisches Promotionskolleg" at the University of Bonn. Beside the focus on mobility in her dissertation her research interests are the poetics of knowledge, theory of literature and genre, early and classical modern literature as well as contemporary literature. 

PhD Thesis:

Kontingenz und Risiko. Der Unfall und die literarische Moderne (1879-1939)

E-Mail: caroline.haupt@uni-konstanz.de 

Mag.a Alexandra Heis

Alexandra Heis is a researcher in the Research Platform "Mobile Cultures and Societies" and part of the project "'Migrant' Female Entrepreneurs in Vienna: The Role of Transnational Activity in Social Positioning and Mobility". 

PhD Thesis:

Sicherheitsstrategien und Sicherheitswahrnehmungen migrantischer Unternehmerinnen in Wien

E-Mail: alexandra.heis@univie.ac.at 

Mag.a Katharina Hoff-Powell

Katharina Hoff-Powell is a PhD candidate at the Department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna. In 2011 and 2012 she conducted research at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In her work she focuses on foodscapes and media representations of glocal Hong Kong identities through food. 

PhD Thesis:

Hong Kong Identity on the Move: What the Representation of Food Can Tell us about Hong Kong Identities

E-Mail: k.hoffpowell@gmail.com 

Dr.in Behnaz Hosseini 

Behnaz completed her doctoral research with a focus on Yārsān, a religious minority in Iran, and Transnationalism in Sweden at the Institute of Oriental Studies in University of Vienna. Her research interests include religious minorities in Iran and Iraq, forced migration and integration. During her research she has been involved in a book project about the forced migration of Iraqi religious minorites to Austria. During 2017-18 she has been a visiting scholar in the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta, where she was working on a research project about Iranian religious minorities and doing research field work on the Kurdish communities in Alberta.

Currently she is affiliated with the Department of African Studies at the University of Vienna and would like to do research about African migrants in Gulf countries.

E-Mail: seyedehbehnazhosseini@gmail.com 

Mag.a Elena Lydia Kreusch, MA

Elena Lydia Kreusch is an artist and PhD candidate at the Department for Theater, Film and Media Studies. Since 2016, she is a DOC fellow of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) and member of VDA Theory and Methodology in the Humanities of the University of Vienna. Since October 2017, she is a junior fellow at the International Research Center for Cultural Studies (IFK). 

PhD Thesis:

Circus Mobilities. (Re)Thinking contemporary circus practice from a mobility perspective.

E-Mail: elena.kreusch@univie.ac.at 

Matthew Leroy, MA

Matthew Leroy was born in Sydney, Australia. After completing degrees in Communication Sciences and Anglophone Literatures and Cultures at the University of Vienna he is now a teacher and doctoral candidate at the Department of English and American Studies. His fields of research are migration, refugeeism, and cultural studies with a particular interest in Australian studies. He is working with academic, NGO and governmental organizations to investigate refugees in Europe and Australia as well as issues of mobility, both forced and restricted.

PhD Thesis:

Illegal or Inhumane? A Frame Analysis of Australian Print Media Representations Concerning Asylum Seekers from 2001-2014

E-Mail: matthew.leroy@univie.ac.at 

Nicolas Mabillard, MA

Nicolas Mabillard has been a PhD student at the Centre for Children's Rights Studies (CCRS/CIDE) at the University of Geneva since March 2015. His research focuses on child labour in Senegal and on children’s rights organizations in West Africa from an anthropological perspective. He has a strong interest in the current research on the education of children born in West African migrant families living between Europe and Africa. His dissertation (working title: ‘Apprendre et fabriquer les droits des enfants travailleurs au Sénégal’ - Learning and making working children’s rights in Senegal) addresses working children’s conceptions of justice (living rights) as well as the organisations advocating for their rights in Senegal. Since February 2018, Nicolas is also visiting researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann institute for human rights in Vienna.

PhD Thesis:

Learning and making working children’s rights in Senegal

Email: nicolas.mabillard@unige.ch

Mag.a Dr.in Viktoria Metschl, BA

Viktoria Metschl is a film studies scholar. From 2014 to 2017, she was a research assistant of the research platform and worked with Elisabeth Büttner in the project "Delocalization, Figuration, Archive". Her dissertation examined figurations of anti-colonial solidarity in Algerian cinema. Viktoria Metschl works as an author, curator and translator. 

E-Mail: viktoria.metschl@univie.ac.at

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Prof. Dr. Frederike Middelhoff

Frederike Middelhoff studied German Literature, Linguistics and English Literature at JMU Würzburg (GER) and the University of Exeter (UK). She received her doctoral degree in Feb. 2019 with a study on history and cultural contexts of animal autobiography in German-speaking countries. The book has been published with Metzler Verlag in Jan. 2020. Frederike worked as a postdoc researcher in the DFG Centre for Advanced Studies “Imaginaria of Force” at the University of Hamburg from March 2019 to Feb. 2020. Since March 2020, she is W1-Professor of German Literature and Romantic Studies at the Goethe University of Frankfurt. Her research interests range from cultural animal studies, plant studies and ecocritical theory to multilingual literatures, mobility and migration studies, with a focus set on the interrelations between literature and knowledge. Her new project explores the theoretical, artistic and scientific contexts in which the Romantics discussed and depicted the various forms, experiences and consequences of migration. The study aims to reconstruct knowledges about migration in Romantic circles from the perspective of literary and cultural studies.

Research project:

Romantic Migrations: A History of Knowledge

Email: middelhoff@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Website: https://www.uni-frankfurt.de/86235596/Prof__Dr__Frederike_Middelhoff 

Mag.a Raffaella Pagogna 

Raffaella Pagogna is a university assistant and doctoral candidate at the Department of Geography and Regional Research of the University of Vienna. Her research interests lie in the fields of migration and development studies. 

PhD Thesis:

Rethinking migration in the digital age: The role of information and communication technology in the Migratory Process. A case study from Ethiopia 

E-Mail: raffaella.pagogna@univie.ac.at

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Daniela Paredes Grijalva, BA MA

Daniela Paredes Grijalva received her BA from the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador and her MA in Cultural and Social Anthropology from the University of Vienna, where she is currently enrolled as a doctoral student. She is a DOC-ÖAW Fellow and a researcher at the Institute for Social Anthropology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. She has worked on transnational migration, gender and social protection. Her interests include disasters, environmental change, colonial legacies, and human rights. She currently researches links between the environment and mobilities in Indonesia (more: https://www.oeaw.ac.at/isa/forschung/seaindo/mobilities-and-socio-environmental-frictions-in-hazard-prone-locations-at-indonesian-frontiers/ ).

Email: Daniela.paredes.grijalvac@oeaw.ac.at

Mag. Dr. des. Daniel Pateisky

Following his PhD in Sociology at the University of Halle-Wittenberg, Daniel Pateisky has been concerned with the international knowledge exchange and its translation via human rights advocacy of persons with disabilities. The empirical focus of his PhD dealt with legitimising practices of translation, the inter-lingual authority of legal texts and linguistic hierarchies that can be observed among internationally mobile activist. His work also focuses on legal-anthropological overlaps between the interests of elderly persons, developmental aspects of Global Care Circulation as well as global value norms, which mirror processes of an emerging World Society. At the Institute of International Development, he teaches in the areas of Disability Studies, economic history, care labour and methodology.

In addition to his academic research, Pateisky works in supporting students with impairments at the University of Vienna, coordinates participatory assessments, consults teaching staff and other organisational units on how to deal with disability issues.

E-Mail: daniel.pateisky@univie.ac.at 

 

 

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MMag.a Doris Posch

Doris Posch is a film and media scholar and lecturer at the Department of Theater, Film and Media Studies at the University of Vienna and a fellow of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. In 2015-2016, she was a Visiting Scholar at New York University and at Concordia University, Montreal. Her current research focuses on transnational and postcolonial cinemas, in particular the emerging film cultures in African and Caribbean Spaces. 

PhD Thesis:

Emerging Film Cultures: Haiti and Diasporas

E-Mail: doris.posch@univie.ac.at 

Kevin Potter, BA MA 

Kevin Potter is a University Assistant and Ph.D Candidate in the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Vienna. His dissertation project, tentatively titled "Kinopoetics: Migrant Literature in a Politics of Motion", considers the politics of migrancy and mobility, and envisions the ways in which migrant politics and poetics are mutually reinforced. Kevin holds a Research Master's (RMA) in Comparative Literary Studies from Utrecht University and a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of South Florida.

PhD Thesis:

Kinopoetics: Migrant Literature in a Politics of Motion

E-Mail: kevinp65@univie.ac.at 

Julia Preisker, MA

Julia Preisker was an administrative employee of the Research Platform "Mobile Cultures and Societies" and is now lecturer at the Department of Theatre, Film and Media Studies, Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies. Since December 2017, she is a fellow of the Doctoral Fellowship Programme (DOC) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW).

PhD Thesis:

Verbal Violence - Media and Cultural Theoretical Perspectives on Hate Speech within Social Media.

E-Mail: julia.preisker@univie.ac.at

Dr.in Gudrun Rath

Gudrun Rath is postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Cultural Studies at the University of Art and Design Linz. After her studies of Romance and German Studies in Vienna and Madrid, she was a fellow at the graduate school "The Figure of the Third" at the University of Constance from 2007 to 2010, and received her PhD 2011 from the University of Vienna. She has taught and researched at the Universities of Heidelberg, Vienna and Constance, and is currently researching transatlantic narratives of zombification. 

E-Mail: gudrun.rath@ufg.at  

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PD Dr.in phil. habil. Stefanie Schäfer

PD Dr. phil. habil. Stefanie Schäfer is visiting professor of American Studies at the chair of American Studies at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg (Prof. Heike Paul). Previously, she was assistant professor of American Studies at FSU Jena, Germany.

She is currently preparing a research project on the transnational mobilities of female performers at the Western Show to Austria and Germany. From March 2020 Stefanie Schäfer will conduct research at the University of Vienna as a Marie-Curie-Fellow (Host: Prof. Alexandra Ganser-Blumenau; Project TACOMO, Transnational Cowgirl Mobilities). 

E-Mail: schaefer.stefanie@uni-jena.de

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Mag. Dr. Joachim Schätz

Joachim Schätz is a film studies scholar and a university assistant (post doc) at the University of Vienna's Department of Theater, Film and Media Studies. From October 2014 to August 2015 he was administrative assistant of the research platform Mobile Cultures and Societies, from July 2017 to February 2019 he was scientific coordinator at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society. His research focuses on utility films, theories of the detail, Austrian and German film history as well as the politics and poetics of comedies. In third-party-funded projects, he examined the popular travel cinematographer and writer Colin Ross (1885-1945) and also worked on economies of detail in Austrian industry and advertising films. 

E-Mail: joachim.schaetz@geschichte.lbg.ac.at 

 

 

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ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag.a Dr.in Monika Seidl

Ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Monika Seidl, born 16 March 1957, came to the University of Vienna in the winter term of 1990/91, after a three-year stay at the Universities of St Andrews and Cambridge. She qualified as a professor in British cultural studies, established Cultural and Media Studies at the University of Vienna's Department of English and American Studies, and researches and teaches cultural theory and popular culture. 

E-Mail: monika.seidl@univie.ac.at 

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Dr.in Wiebke Sievers

Dr. Wiebke Sievers is a research fellow at the Institute for Urban and Regional Research at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) and a visiting researcher at the Chair for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History, Exile and Migration at the European University Viadrina. 

She is working on her habilitation project on "Migration Literature - A revolution in the literary field? A literary-sociological analysis of literature in the context of migration in Austria", based on the results of the project "Literature on the Move". 

With Prof. Marco Martiniello from the University Liège and Prof. Ricard Zapata-Barrero she is leading the standing committee "Popular Art, Diversity and Cultural Policies in Post-Migration Urban Settings" (POPADIVCIT) in the research network IMISCOE (Immigration, Integration and Social Cohesion in Europe). 

E-Mail: wiebke.sievers@oeaw.ac.at 

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Bastian Spangenberg

Bastian Spangenberg teaches German as a foreign language and studied German linguistics and literature and Philosophy in Vienna, Berlin and Paris. In his dissertation project he explores questions about the representation and the construction of otherness in the works of Stefan Zweig. During the academic year 2019/20, he will be studying European Politics and Policiy in London.

PhD Thesis: 

Stefan Zweig et l'Autre, La représentation et la construction de l'étranger.

E-Mail: bastianspangenberg@gmx.de 

Dr. Gunnar Stange

Gunnar Strange currently holds a position as Assistant Professor in Human Geography at the Department of Geography and Regional Research, University of Vienna, Austria. He received his PhD from the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. His research interests include peace and conflict studies, development studies, and forced migration. His regional focus is on maritime Southeast Asia. 

E-Mail: gunnar.stange@univie.ac.at 

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Mag.a Dr.in Sandra Vlasta

Since October 2017, Mag. Dr. Sandra Vlasta is a Marie-Sklodowska-Curie fellow at the Gutenberg Institute for World Literature and Written Media/General and Comparative Literature at the Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz. 

She is working on the project "European Travel Writing in Context. The Socio-Political Dimension of Travelogues 1760-1850" (EUTWIC), which investigates the thesis that travel writing is a fundamental medium in the process of the major political and social changes in Europe from the late 18th to the middle of the 19th century. In particular, the processes of the formation of collective national identities and cultures as well as the process of the formation of the middle class with its emphasis on the individual's identity are implicitly depicted, performed and negotiated in travel writing of the period. 

E-Mail: sandra.vlasta@gmail.com 

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Philipp Wagner, MA

From 2016 to 2018 Philipp Wagner was fellow in the International Research Training Group 1540 "Baltic Borderlands: Shifting Boundaries of Mind and Culture in the Borderlands of the Baltic Sea Region", University Greifswald (Germany). Since May 2018 he is a university assistant (prae doc) at the University of Vienna's Department for Scandinavian Studies. 

PhD Thesis:

Baltic Islands as Literary Boderlands. Concepts of the Self and Identities in Scandinavian Literarture.

E-Mail: ph.wagner@univie.ac.at 

 

 

Dr. Petra Weschenfelder, MA

Petra Weschenfelder is a postdoc researcher (Universitätsassistentin) at the Institute of African Studies of Vienna University. She received a Magister Artium in Cultural Anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin doing research with the Comanche People in North America on cultural revitalization and a PhD in Northeast African Archaeology and Cultural Studies at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin focussing on nomad-sedentary interaction. She worked in archaeological projects in Sudan and Qatar, directed ethno-historical and community archaeology projects in Sudan and worked as a freelance consultant in science communication. Her teaching experience include language classes in the medieval language Old Nubian, medieval history and archaeology in Northeast Africa from perspectives of the Islamic and Christian countries respectively. Among her research foci are mobility and religion in medieval Northeast Africa including the analysis of textual evidence in the Old Nubian language, the social meaning of mobile professional groups, to re-evaluate the impact of nomadic groups on historical developments, and the intergenerational transmission of cultural heritage.

E-Mail: petra.weschenfelder@univie.ac.at

Dr.in Katharina Wiedlack 

Katharina Wiedlack is Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Department of English and American Studies, Humboldt University Berlin. Previously, she was Post-Doc Fellow at the Department of English and American Studies, Europa-University Flensburg, the Department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna and Visiting Professor at the Center for Advanced Media Studies, Johns Hopkins University. Her research interests are transnational American studies, queer and feminist theory, popular culture, post-socialist, decolonial and disability studies. 

Her current research project “Rivals of the Past, Children of the Future: Localizing Russia within US National Identity Formation from a Historical Perspective” investigates into the mobilization of values and identity constructions through Russian American relations.

E-Mail: katharina.wiedlack@univie.ac.at

MMag. Christian Wimplinger

From 2016 to 2017 Christian Wimplinger was employed at the Research Platform "Mobile Cultures and Societies" during his application for a fellowship. He is a member of the VDA Theory and Methodology in the Humanities at the University of Vienna. Since October 2017 he is a fellow at the International Research Center for Cultural Studies (IFK).

PhD Thesis:

Kooperatives Schreiben und konstellatives Erzählen. Gemeinsame Textproduktion bei Oskar Negt und Alexander Kluge.

E-Mail: christian.wimplinger@univie.ac.at

Mag.a Marianne Windsperger

Since March 2018, Marianne Windsperger is research assistant at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI). She is a board member of the Theodor Kramer Gesellschaft für Exilforschung

PhD Thesis:

Revisiting and Retelling the Shtetl: Narrative Rückbezüge auf das Schtetl und Postphänomene des Jiddischen in der Gegenwartsliteratur.

E-Mail: marianne.windsperger@univie.ac.at

Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Daniel Winkler, Privatdoz.

Since 2017, Daniel Winkler has been Assistant Professor at the Department of Romance Studies at the University of Vienna, where he teaches Italian, French and Francophone Literature, Cinema and Culture. He was Lecturer at the Universities of Innsbruck and Vienna and Research Fellow at the École normale supérieure and the Deutsches Historisches Institut in Paris, at the Interdisciplinary Centre for European Enlightenment Studies and the Dresden University of Technology. Daniel wrote his PhD thesis on Marseille as a cinematic city (Marseille! Eine Metropole im filmischen Blick, Schüren 2013, 2nd edition) and his postdoctoral project on Italian tragedy in the Age of Enlightenment (Vittorio Alfieri und das republikanische Tragödienprojekt, Fink 2016). Current research interests are in the fields of Political Aesthetics and Enlightenment, Literature, Film and Urban Imaginary, Migrant cinema and Mediterranean Studies.

E-Mail: daniel.winkler@univie.ac.at

Univ.-Prof. Dr.in Antje Wischmann

Scandinavian Studies, University of Vienna

E-Mail: antje.wischmann@univie.ac.at

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Shiqi Yu, MA

Shiqi Yu studied German Studies in Cultural Comparison with a focus on Comparative Literature, Intercultural Communication, and Foreign Language Didactics at the Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg, where she received her Master's degree in 2018 with the thesis "Male Identity Crisis in Contemporary European Literature. A Comparative Interpretation of Ian McEwan's The Comfort of Strangers and Michael Kleeberg's Barefoot". Since October 2019, she is a Ph.D. student in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Freiburg. In her current research project, she is investigating the reciprocal references of space, gender and identity in the selected migration narratives of contemporary authors. Her research interests: Crossing borders (intermedial, interdisciplinary, intercultural), the social relevance in literature and cultural studies, psychoanalytical literary studies, narrative research, gender studies, subject philosophy, literature and theory.

PhD Thesis:

Self. Motherland. Language. Construction of Space, Gender and Identity in German- and English-speaking Migration Literature

Email: yu.shiqi@outlook.com