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Academic Studies, Degrees, Postgraduate Education, Research Stays, Scholarships

9/2016–11/2016

Visiting Research Fellowship, Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College, Dublin, Irland

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: Notwendige Verschränkungen: Postcolonial-Queer. Postkoloniale Theorien und Queertheorien im Dialog mit deutschsprachiger Literatur. Zu den Wechselwirkungen theoretischer Erkenntnisse und literarischer Erkundungen (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

 

1998

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

6-month-scholarship for short-term research abroad, Berkeley, doctoral thesis (1998)

4/1996–7/1996

 

1995–1997

 

 

10/1994

 

1993

 

1/1993–6/1993

Scholarship from the University of Vienna for the first three-month-stay at the University of California, Berkeley, research on the graduate thesis Unterbrochen – Gender und die Tropen der Autobiographie (1996)

6-month-scholarship funded by the Austrian National Bank, nine-month-research-scholarship at the University of Vienna und scholarship funded by the City of Vienna, Department of Cultural Affairs (1995, 1996, 1997), for conducting the project Die Privatbibliothek Ingeborg Bachmanns. Eine intertextuelle Analyse, Project-manager: Dr. Robert Pichl, Dept. for German Studies, University of Vienna;

Sponsion Mag. phil. (equivalent to M.A.), Master Thesis: Ingeborg Bachmann in Frankreich. Zur Rezeption von Werk und Person (The Reception of the Works of Ingeborg Bachmann in France)

One-year-scholarship by the fond for sponsorship of academic research for the project, historisch-kritischen Werkausgabe von Ingeborg Bachmanns „Todesarten“-Projekt, Project-manager: Dr. Robert Pichl, Dept. for German Studies, University of Vienna

Erasmus-scholarship in Paris for research on diploma thesis Ingeborg Bachmann in Frankreich. Zur Rezeption von Werk und Person

10/1991–6/1992

 

9/1989–9/1994

Exchange-scholarship at the University Lausanne, Paris, funded by the Austrian Ministry of Science

Studies of Comparative Literature, German Studies, Romance Studies, University of Vienna, University Lausanne, Paris.

 

 

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 │ Literature of the turn of the century (o.a. Else Lasker-Schüler, Robert Michel) │ ‚Biedermeier‘ Literature (Franz Grillparzer), Post-War-Literature (Ingeborg Bachmann) │ Contemporary Austrian Literature (Elfriede Jelinek, Josef Winkler) │  Literature after 2000, ‘Migrant Literature’ (Semier Insayif, Julya Rabinowich).

Member of Advisory Board, Peer Reviews

  • Journal of Research in Gender Studies, ISSN 2164-0262 • e-ISSN 2378-3524
  •  Studia Germanica Gedanensia, Wydawnictwo, Uniwersytetu Gdánskiego, Studia Germanica Gedanensia, ISSN 1230-6045
  • Transfer Reception Studies, Uniwersytet Humanistyczno-Przyrodniczy im. Jana Długosza w Częstochowie, Poland ISSN: 2451-3334 (Print) ISSN: 2657-7216 (Online) DOI: 10.16926
  • Aussiger Beiträge. Germanistische Schriftenreihe aus Forschung und Lehre. Praesens Verlag, Vienna, Peer Reviews, ISSN: 1802-6419 (Print), ISSN: 2570-916X (Online), peer reviewed
  • Journal GERMAN STUDIES IN INDIA -INDO GERMAN ISSN 2321-7863.
  • Aussiger Beiträge. Germanistische Schriftenreihe aus Forschung und Lehre. Praesens Verlag, Vienna, Peer Reviews, ISSN: 1802-6419 (Print), ISSN: 2570-916X (Online), peer reviewed
  • Studia Germanica Gedanensia, Wydawnictwo, Uniwersytetu Gdánskiego, Wissenschaftliche Beirätin
  • The American Academy in Berlin | www.americanacademy.de, Peer Reviews

Scholarly Workexperience / Research Projects

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/

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/

2009-2011

 

running 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 kontrastive Untersuchung literarischer und medialer Quellen. (vgl. http://roek.univie.ac.at)

1/2006–12/2008

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).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“ (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

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.

1995–1998

Research assistant, project: Die Privatbibliothek Ingeborg Bachmanns. Eine intertextuelle Analyse (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

 

Nominations/Invitations for application presentations

Dec. 2008

 

March 2005

 

June 2004

 

Sept. 2003

 

June 2002

 

April 2001

Trial lecture for a professorship for Gender Studies at the University of Trier, Department of German Studies (cancelled due to the sudden death of my mother)

Shortlist for scientific collaboration at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Geschichte und Theorie der Biographie (cancelled due to receiving the Hertha-Firnberg-position)

2nd spot, limited Assistance Professor, University of Vienna, Department of German Studies, Department of Modern German Literature

1st spot ex aequo, Assistance Professor, University of Vienna, Department of German Studies, Department of Modern German Literature (co-applicant received position)hortlist,

Shortlist position Assistant Professor / Department of Gender Studies CEU Central European University (position got retracted after compiling the shortlist of CEU due to restructuring the Department)

1st spot, academic coordinator, Zentrum für Kulturwissenschaften und Kulturtheorie der Universität Stuttgart (cancelled due to receiving a Erwin-Schrödinger-scholarship in Berkeley)

 

Languages

German

mothertongue

Latin

small Latinum

English

advanced written and spoken

Spanish

written and spoken

French

written and spoken

Italian

written and spoken

Portuguese

reading only

Political-coordinating activity at the University of Vienna

since 2014

since 5/2010

since 6/2007

 

since 4/2006

 

1/2004–12/2005

1992–1995

 

1990–1994

1990–1994

Deputy chair of staff association of academic personnel

Member of staff association of academic personnel

Substitute member of the Equal Opportunity Office and commissioner for equal treatment for the Department of Humanities and Cultural Studies

Substitute member of the Academic Senate for the 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)

Editor of the student’s paper Kom.miT

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