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 

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. 

She is an external lecturer at the Department of African Studies and at the Department of Development Studies. She received her doctoral degree at the Department of Political Science and wrote her PhD thesis on "The Dispositive of Communitarisation: An Intersectional Analysis of Political and Cultural Mobilisations as Biopolitics. With a Focus on 'Franco-Comorian Diaspora' in Marseille".

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

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 

Roman Kabelik, BA BA MA

Department of German Studies, Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies

Roman Kabelik is a member of the doc team "Articulating 'Mobilisation'. Subject-Formation in Mediated Mobilities". The doc team is an interdisciplinary research group funded by the fellowship programm of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and is associated with the Research Platform "Mobile Cultures and Societies" since September 2016. Previously, he worked as an administrative assistant for the Research Platform. 

PhD Thesis:

Entgrenzte Subjekte: Beweglichkeiten und Lokalisierungen in der deutschsprachigen Literatur des 18. und 19. Jahrhunderts.

E-Mail: roman.kabelik@univie.ac.at

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

Mediterranean Drexciya

Sarah Maldoror

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

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