Curriculum Vitae

Academic training

March 2009 – November 2016


Doctoral dissertation:

Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna

Thesis title: Transmitted Memory in South Africa. The born-free generation's interpretation of apartheid and the democratic transition. (Erinnerung aus zweiter Hand. Die born-free Generation in Südafrika und ihre Interpretation der Apartheid und des demokratischen Übergangs.)

Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Brigitta Busch (Department of Linguistics, University of Vienna)


Grants and prizes received:

  • Marietta-Blau-Grant (01-12/2011), allocated by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science

  • Forschungsstipendium (01-08/2012), Förderstipendium, Stipendium für kurzfristige wissenschaftliche Arbeiten im Ausland, allocated by the University of Vienna

  • Kulturen im Dialog (University of Bozen/Bolzano), prize and grant for the publication of the dissertation


October 2002 – December 2008

Master degree, Slavonic Studies (Russian), University of Vienna

Title of diploma thesis: Anton Čechov and Mark Aurel. A comparison based on the novels Skučnaja istorija, Černyj monach and Palata No.6. (Anton Čechov und Mark Aurel. Ein Vergleich anhand der Erzählungen Skučnaja istorija, Černyj monach und Palata No.6.)

October 2003 – 2014

Study module, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna

Focus of study: historical anthropology, inter- and intracultural conflict studies, political anthropology, methods of anthropology

October 2003 – March 2010

Study module, Department of Linguistics, University of Vienna

Focus of study: sociolinguistics and discourse analysis

 

Field research

February 2011 – January 2012

Cape Town/South Africa: field research for the doctoral dissertation

Qualitative interviews and life-story interviews with 45 South Africans aged 17-20

October 2012 – December 2012

Cape Town/South Africa: further research, writing up and discussion of preliminary findings

 

Participation in research projects

August 2013 – April 2014

Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research project Multilingualism – Trauma – Resilience, Department of Linguistics, University of Vienna, head of project: Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Brigitta Busch

March 2007 – June 2007

Research project Spaces of linguistic diversity in Vienna, Department of Linguistics, University of Vienna, head of project: Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Brigitta Busch

 

Conference organisation

15 October 2013

Conference Multilingualism – Trauma – Resilience, funded by the city of Vienna

 

Conference contributions

4.-7.10.2017

Apartheid was an Inconceivable Space – The past as a chronotope in post-segregation Cape Town. Paper accepted for panel Memories of belonging: Mobility, memory and place-making.
DGV-Tagung (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde), FU Berlin

15.06.2016

Stance in discourse as reflective work: transmitted memory of apartheid.
Sociolinguistics Forum Murcia, Attitudes and Prestige

17.10.2015

Patchwork Past: Die Apartheid und der demokratische Übergang aus Perspektive der born-free Generation.
SADOCC (Dokumentations- und Kooperationszentrum Südliches Afrika), Wien

08.07.2015

Because they don't want us to be stuck in that whole thing of apartheid”: Intergenerational transmission of memory in South Africa.
ECAS (European Conference On African Studies) an der Sorbonne (Paris)

19.03.2015

Memory of South African Youth. The transmission of memory and the reinterpretation of history.
Interdisziplinärer Workshop Erinnerungssubkulturen an der Universität Klagenfurt

05.10.2012

South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Perspectives of the 'born-free' generation.
AEGIS-Konferenz (African Studies in Europe) Trust and Reconciliation in Post-Conflict Societies am Centre for African Studies in Basel

07.06.2012

The historical consciousness of the 'born-free' generation in South Africa.
10. Moving Anthropology Student Network Conference, Being Consciousness, in Kauzen, Österreich

2009

Contribution to the workshop Sprachkontakt und Mehrsprachigkeit als Herausforderung für Soziolinguistik und Systemlinguistik
37. Österreichische Linguistiktagung, Universität Salzburg

2007

Raum für sprachliche Diversität: die Wiener städtische Bücherei als Nexus transidiomatischer Praktiken. Gemeinsam mit Prof. Brigitta Busch
35. Österreichische Linguistiktagung, Universität Innsbruck