CV

Current Occupation

Hertha Firnberg Research Post-doc Fellow at the Department for English and American Studies for the project ‘Looking Eastward: US-Identity, Western Values, and Vulnerable Russian Bodies’ (2015–2018).

Primary Research Interests

Transnational American Studies and Gender Studies, with a focus on sexuality, Postcolonial Studies, Disability Studies and the Studies of post-soviet contexts.

Education

03/2009-04/2013: Doctoral Candidate at the Department for English and American Studies, University of Vienna. Graduated with honors, 08.04.2013; PhD Thesis: Queer-feminist Activism, Punk Rock and the Anti-Social Turn in Queer Theory. Supervisor: Univ. Prof. Dr. Astrid Fellner.

10/2000-11/2007: German Studies, with an emphasis on Modern German and Austrian Literature and German as a Foreign and Second Language; History, with an emphasis on Women’s history; Gender and Queer Studies, at the University of Vienna. Graduated with honors, 26.11.2007

Professional History

Previous and Recent Occupations:

Spring Term 2017: Visiting Professor at the Center for Advanced Media Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.

Fall Term 2016/17: Lecturer for American Cultural Studies at the Department for English and American Studies, University of Vienna.

July 2016: Lecturer for Cultural Studies at The NY-St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture (NYI).

June 2015: Guest Lecturer at the State Technical University Novosibirsk, Center for Regional Studies and the Center for Rehabilitation Studies.

Fall Term 2013: Lecturer for Musicology, University of Vienna.

Spring Term 2013: Lecturer for Gender Studies, University of Vienna, together with Prof. Sigrid Schmitz

Spring Term 2009: Lecturer for Gender Studies, University of Vienna.

April 2008-September 2015: Project coordinator at the Gender Research Office, University of Vienna (part-time). (2011/2012 on sabbatical, to become visiting researcher at UC Berkeley)

September 2007–April 2008: Employee at IFA, International Exchange program for Professionals (short term work exchange and training). Incomings and Outgoings support, administration.

September 2007–March 2008: Employee at the Office for Research Services and International Relations, University of Vienna. Incomings and Outgoings support, administration.

April 2004–May 2005: Employee at the independent Institute for New Impulses through Art and Pedagogy (Institut Neue Impulse durch Kunst und Pädagogik), Vienna. Basic research, Incomings and Outgoings support.

July 2003–January 2004: Lecturer at Lomonossov/State University Moscow, RU for German Language, Literature and Austrian Cultural Studies.

March–June 2003, and June 2004: Lecturer for German as Foreign Language at Plaise and Pascall, Vienna and VHS Brigittenau, Vienna.

International Research and Teaching Experience

February–May 2017: Visiting Professor at the Center for Advanced Media Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.

July 2016: Lecturer for Cultural Studies at The NY-St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture (NYI), at St. Petersburg State University, Russia.

September 2015–May 2016: Writer in Residence at the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, New York University

June 2015: Guest Lecturer at the State Technical University Novosibirsk, Center for Regional Studies and the Center for Rehabilitation Studies.

August 2011–August 2012: Visiting Researcher at the University of California Berkeley, Gender and Women’s Studies Department.

November–December 2010: Visiting Researcher at New York University, Center for the Studies of Sexuality and Gender.

May 2010: Visiting Scholar at Charles University Prague, Department for Gender Studies.

July 2003–January 2004: Lecturer at Lomonossov/State University Moscow, RU

Grants and Scholarships

March 2017: Promoting Excellence in Diversity Grant by the State University of New York, Brockport.

October 2015–September 2016: Hertha Firnberg Research Grant by the Austrian Research Fond (FWF).

October 2014: Grant by the Austrian Research Fond (FWF) for the Publication “Queer-Feminist Punk: An Anti-Social History.

October 2014: Research Award by the Austrian Gay Professionals for the project “Queerness in/and the East: Homosexuality and Trans-Identity and the Battle for Values in the New Europe.”

February 2014 and February 2010: Grant for “International Communication,” of the Austrian Scientific Community (OeFG).

September 2011–August 2012: Marietta Blau Scholarship by the Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research (OeAD-GmbH).

May 2011: Grant for feminist/queer emerging scholars by the Austrian Student Union, University of Vienna.

November–December 2010: Visiting researcher scholarship at New York University, sponsored by the University of Vienna.

July–September 2010: Short-term grants abroad (KWA) from the University of Vienna to do research on Queer-Feminist Punk in New York, New Orleans, Portland, Seattle, Olympia.

May 2010: Erasmus Scholarship for teaching exchange at the Gender Studies Department, Charles University Prague.

Professional Memberships and Network

US American Studies Association (ASA) – Since 2016

Research Network Gender and Agency, University of Vienna – Since 2016

Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) – Since 2015

European Association for American Studies (EAAS) – Since 2014

Austrian Association of American Studies (AAAS) – Since 2014

International Research Network and Project bodypolitix.me (key researcher, network and project coordinator) – Since 2013

Austrian Association for Gender Research (Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Geschlechterforschung) – Since 2013

ATGENDER: The European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation – Since 2010

Academic Advisory Activities, Peer Reviews, Counseling for Students

Reviewer for SYN-Magazin für Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft – Since 2017

Liaison lecturer (Vertrauensdozentin) and Reviewer for American, Gender, Queer and Disability Studies for the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (RLS) – Since 2016