CV

Foto: Anna Babka, San Francisco 2012

Curriculum vitae │Associate Professor Dr. Anna Babka

 

Since 7/2014 Associate Professor at the German Department, University of Vienna.
7/12-10/2012; 2001-2002 BBRG Affiliated Visiting Scholar, Beatrice Bain Research Group, UC California at Berkeley
5/2010-7/2014 Tenured Position at the German Department, University of Vienna
1/2006-12/2011 Award: Hertha-Firnberg-Postdoc-Position and Elise-Richter-Senior Postdoc Position (Austrian Science Fund FWF) at the German Department, University of Vienna. Project: Necessary Interconnections: postcolonial-Queer. Postcolonial Theories and Queer Theories in dialogue with texts in German language. On the interaction of theoretical insights and literary exploration.
4/2000-7/2002 Postdoctoral Affiliated Member at ASCA (Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis)
9/2001–8/2002 Erwin-Schrödinger-Mobility-Stipend (Austrian Science Fund FWF) for research abroad (University of California, Berkeley)
4/1999-10/2000 Postdoctoral Graduate Scholar at the ‚Graduateschool Repräsentation Rhetorik Wissen‚, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder, Germany
10/1998

 

Promotion Dr. Phil. (equivalent to PhD, summa cum laude) at the University of Vienna, Department of German Studies, Doctoral Thesis: Interrupted – Gender and the Tropes of Autobiography

 Principal fields of Research / Research Emphasis

Theory and Methodology of Literary Studies and Cultural Studies; methodological relations between Gender Studies and Cultural Studies; Theory and Methodology of Comparative Literature Studies │ Autobiography; Theory of Autobiography; Genre Theory │ Cyberfeminism, Gender Studies, Queer Studies, Postcolonial Studies │Deconstruction; Rhetoric │Literature of Romanticism (a.o. Heinrich von Kleist, Bettina von Arnim) │ Travel Writing by women in the 19th century (a.o. Ida Pfeiffer, Ida von Hahn-Hahn) │ Literature of the turn of the century (o.a. Else Lasker-Schüler, Robert Michel) │ ‚Biedermeier‘ Literature (Franz Grillparzer), Post-War-Literature (a.o. Ingeborg Bachmann, Heinrich Böll) │ Contemporary Austrian Literature (a.o. Elfriede Jelinek, Josef Winkler) / Literature after 2000, ‘Migrant Literature’ (Semier Insayif, Julya Rabinowich).

Peer Reviews / Wissenschaftliche Beirätin

  • The American Academy in Berlin | www.americanacademy.de, Peer Reviews
  • Aussiger Beiträge. Germanistische Schriftenreihe aus Forschung und Lehre. Praesens Verlag, Vienna, Peer Reviews.
  • Journal of Research in Gender Studies, Wissenschaftliche Beirätin
  • Studia Germanica Gedanensia, Wydawnictwo, Uniwersytetu Gdánskiego, Wissenschaftliche Beirätin, Peer Reviews

 

Scholarly Workexperience / Research Projects

running time: 2012-2014 WTZ-Cooperation Austria-Croatia, bilateral research project: Narratives in the Postimperial Context,

http://germanistik.univie.ac.at/homepageannababka/veranstaltungen-und-projekte/projektmitarbeit-wtz-kooperation-kroatien-oesterreich-narrative-im-postimperialen-kontext-2012-2014/

running time: 2013-2014 WTZ-Cooperation Austria-Czech Republic, bilateral research project: Begegnungen und Bewegungen: österreichische Literaturen,  http://germanistik.univie.ac.at/homepageannababka/veranstaltungen-und-projekte/projektmitarbeit-wtz-kooperation-oesterreich-tschechien-begegnungen-und-bewegungen-oesterreichische-literaturen-2013-2014/
running time:
since 1/2009running time:  1/2009-12/2010

 

Necessary Interconnections: postcolonial-Queer. Postcolonial Theories and Queer Theories in dialogue with texts in German language. On the interaction of theoretical insights and literary exploration.  Elise-Richter-Position at the German-Dept., University of Vienna, Funding: Austrian Ministry of Science,  http://germanistik.univie.ac.at/hertha-firnberg-stelle/

WTZ-Cooperation Austria-Rumania,             bilateral research project: GESCHLECHTERROLLEN UND GENDERFORSCHUNG IN RUMÄNIEN UND ÖSTERREICH. EINE KONSTRASTIVE UNTERSUCHUNG LITERARISCHER UND MEDIALER QUELLEN. (vgl. http://roek.univie.ac.at)

1/2006–12/2011 Necessary Entanglements. Postcolonial Theories and Gender Theories as

Perspectives for German Literary Criticism. Hertha­­-Firnberg ­Post-
Doc-Postion at the German-Dept., University of Vienna
http://germanistik.univie.ac.at/homepageannababka/hertha-firnberg-stelle-und-elise-richter-stelle-des-fwf-von-2006-2011-kurzbeschreibung-des-abgelaufenen-projekts/

since 2005 Project of the Edition and Translation of parts of the oeuvre of the American theorist and artist  Trinh T. Minh-ha (at Turia & Kant, Vienna), cf: http://germanistik.univie.ac.at/homepageannababka/veranstaltungen-und-projekte/buchpraesentation-lesung-trinh-t-minh-ha-woman-nativeother-berlin-2010/
2002–2003 Project assistance at the research platform „Gender IT!“ lead by the Austrian Ministry of Science and Education; project: „Die Medialität von Geschlecht. Zum Verhältnis von Geschlecht und IKT in wissenschaftskommunikativen und -organisatorischen Prozessen“ [pdf-download], (together with Gerald Posselt)
11-2002-11/2003 Project assistance at the project Organisationsprozesse feministischer Wissenschaften in inner- und außeruniversitären Zusammenhängen: Bedingungen Möglichkeiten Hemmnisse, Verband feministischer Wissenschafterinnen, FSP Gender Studies, http://www.vfw.or.at/activity/Projekt02.html [Endbericht: pdf-download]
2/2001-11/2002 Project leader (together with Sibylle Moser) of the research project Produktive Differenzen: Geschlechterforschung als Beobachtung und Performanz von Differenz, financed by the Austrian Ministry of Science and Education, Vienna.
2/2001-11/2002 Project leader (together with Sibylle Moser) for the conception and implementation of the Website productive differences. Research forum for Gender Studies and Theories of Difference. Financed by the Austrian National Bank Funds, http://differenzen.univie.ac.at/index.php
Since 9/1999 Lecturer for German Studies, Comparative Literature  and Gender Studies
8/1999-8/2001 Research assistant and manager of the project Development of a Graduate-School „Narratives in Media Change“, multi-part project of AG Kultur­wissenschaften/Cultural Studies, Aug. 2000-Aug. 2001 and, related to this project, author of the comparative study: Institutionalisation of Kultur­wissenschaften/Cultural Studies in Europe (Spain, Germany, Great-Britain, Netherlands), (together with Hildegard Haberl); Funding: Austrian Ministry of Science, [pdf-download]
1995-1998 Research assistant, project: The Private Library of Ingeborg Bachmann. An Intertextual Analysis. Project-manager: Prof. Dr. Robert Pichl, Dept. for German Studies, University of Vienna; Funding: Jubiläumsfonds der Österreichischen Nationalbank
1993-1995 Research assistant, project: Critical Edition of the Works of Ingeborg Bachmanns »Todesarten«-Project; Project-manager: Prof. Dr. Robert Pichl, Dept. for German Studies, University of Vienna; Funding: Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung
1992/93 Research assistant, project: Anthology of Austrian and Hispanoamerican contemporary writers; Project-manager: Prof. Alberto Martino, Institute for Comparative Literature, University of Vienna
1992/93, 1993/94; 1994 Teaching Assistant at the Institute for Comparative Literature, University of Vienna

Political-coordinating activity at the University of Vienna

 

since 5/2010

since 6/2007

 

 

since 4/2006

 

1/2004-12/2005

 

1992-1995

1990-1994

Member of staff association of academic personnel

Substitute member of Arbeitskreis für Gleichbehandlungsfragen and commissioner for equal treatment for the Department of Humanities and Cultural Studies

Substitute member of the Academic Senate fort he Kritische Liste PLUM+GAKU+IG LektorInnen

Deputy spokesperson for the external lectorers at the Department of German Studies

Member of the factulty council and miscellaneous commissions (Frauenforschungskommision, Habilitationskommissionen, Raumkommission, Lehrauftragskommission)

Editing of the student’s paper Kom.miT (12 issues)

Student representatives at the Department of Comparative Literature

 Memberships

since 8/2013 Founding Member of aka, Arbeitskreis für Kulturanalyse (http://aka.univie.ac.at)
since 3/2010 Member of the board: „LOOP. Verein zur Erforschung von Mediensystemen“
since 1/2010 IVG (Internationale Vereinigung Germanistik)
since 1/2007 Verein Arbeitskreis Altgermanistik
since 1/2006 Österreichische Gesellschaft für Germanistik
since 8/2004 Deutscher Germanistenverband
since 1/2002 Verband feministischer Wissenschafterinnen
since 1/2000 Modern Language Association
since 1/2000 The International Association for Philosophy and Literature (IAPL)
since 1/96 Movie-n-opera. Multimedia Productions,  Vienna