Dr.in Johanna Chovanec, BA MA

Department of European and Comparative Literature and Language Studies, University of Vienna

Johanna Chovanec is a university assistant at the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Vienna. Her current research focuses on Health Humanities, Neurodiversity Studies and Critical Autism Studies. She previously completed her doctorate on the topic of "Turkey's Occidenalist Condition: Images of Self and Other in Early Republican Literature" as a scholarship holder of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. Chovanec studied Comparative Literature at the University of Vienna and Bilgi University Istanbul; she also worked as a research assistant for the EU Horizon 2020 project "FEUTURE - The future of EU-Turkey relations" at Sabancı University in Istanbul.


Research interests: Turkish literature, (post-)imperial and post-colonial studies, comparative empire studies, alterity and imagology, health humanities, neurodiversity and critical autism studies. 


Email: johanna.chovanec@univie.ac.at