Curriculum Vitae

Education

2013-2019
Doctorate in Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen within the ERC Research project: Knowing From The Inside (KFI). Dissertation: “Crafting Lives in Brussel: Making and Mobility on the Margins.”

2011-2012
Masterclass at Sound/Image/Culture (SIC, Brussels).

2009-2010
MA in Visual Anthropology at the University of Manchester/UK Thesis Title (Film): Men at work.

2002-2008
MA (Magistra der Philosophie) in Social Anthropology at the University of Vienna. Thesis Title: “Repräsentationen und Gegenstrategien tunesischer Frauen” (Representations and counter-strategies of Tunisian women).

2001-2005
BA in Teaching German as a Foreign Language at the University of Vienna.

Professional Activities

2019-ongoing
Postdoctoral researcher at the independent Max Planck research group “Alpine Histories of Global Change: Time, Self and the Other in the German-Speaking Alpine Region”

Academic Grants/Scholarships

2018
Wenner-Gren Foundation/ EASA Travel Grant

2017
Siegfried Ludwig-Fonds for Studying Abroad, Lower Austrian Federal Chancellery

2013-2016
Dissertation grant as part of the ERC funded research project Knowing From The Inside (KFI), University of Aberdeen

2013
Principal’s Excellence Fund, University of Aberdeen

2011-2012
Postgraduate Fellowship Programme, European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS)

2009-2010
Bruno Kreisky Europastipendium

2007
Short-term grant abroad (KWA) for fieldwork in Tunisia from the University of Vienna

Visual Media Grants and Awards

2019
Artist in Residence Grant in Paliano (IT), Lower Austrian Federal Chancellery

2018
Project Grant for ‘Container’ – Remembering Temporary Homes, Vierviertelfestival NÖ, Lower Austrian Federal Chancellery

2018
Project Development Grant for Invisible Brussels, Online Platform developed as part of the Dissertation, Austrian Federal Chancellery – BKA.

2018
Distribution Grant for the Documentary Essay Film Red Earth White Snow [71 Min.], Otto Mauer Fonds for Art and Science and City of St.Pölten

2016
Film Production Grant for the Documentary Essay Film Red Earth White Snow [71 Min.], Austrian Federal Chancellery (BKA), Lower Austrian Federal Chancellery, Zukunftsfond Österreich, ORF Innovative Film

2015
Anerkennungspreis Kunstfilm (Young Artist Award, category: Artfilm), Lower Austrian Federal Chancellery

2014
Juryprice: Best Film (A Letter to Mohamed), Sorrento Film Festival

2014
Young Artist Scholarship for Innovative Films, Austrian Federal Chancellery

Fieldwork

2019/20
Ethnographic field research in Lower Austria using storytelling and visual ethnographic methods for ‘Container – remembering temporary homes’ (forthcoming).

2014-2016
Ethnographic field research in Brussels using participant observation, apprenticeship-participation and life storytelling for the dissertation ‘Crafting Lives in Brussels: Making and Mobility on the Margins’.

2010
Ethnographic field research with highway workers in Lower Austria using participant observation and visual ethnographic methods for the MA thesis ‘Men at work’.

2007
Ethnographic field research in Tunis, Tunisia for the MA-thesis ‘Repräsentationen und Gegenstrategien tunesischer Frauen (Representations and counterstrategies of Tunisian Women)’ using participant observation and in-depth interviews.

Presentations at Conferences and Workshops (Selection of most recent)

September 2019
“On Using Tools that Match our Task. Reflections on multimodal approaches and renditions of anthropological research through the Online Platform Invisible Brussels”
Presentation at the VANEASA Workshop Crafting the Future of the Visual Essay. Visual & Digital Cultures Research Center (ViDi), University of Antwerp, BE.

April 2019
“‘When life gives you lemons, make lemonade’ On Using Tools that are up to our Task”
Presentation at Research Methodologies Workshop: Ethnography, Precarity, and the Everyday, American University in Cairo, EG.

August 2018
“‘Welcome to my waiting room!’ on the production of furniture and waiting rooms”
Conference Presentation at the European Association of Social Anthropologists conference (EASA) Stockholm, SE.

June 2018
“The life they are living. From the making of craft to the making of a life worth living”
Conference Presentation at RAI - Art, Materiality and Representation London, UK.

April 2018
“What lies ahead! Imagining the Future in an uncertain Present”
Conference Presentation at FWO Closing Conference of Mobility at Work. University of Antwerp, BE.

December 2017
“I could be the Mayor of this City!”
Workshop presentation at Earthen Histories. Geo-historical metabolisms with human landscapes. European Society for Environmental History, Modena, IT.

October 2016
“Deconstructing a Rhinoceros! Voices from Molenbeek, Brussels”
Presentation at the RAI Research in Progress seminar series of the Royal Anthropological Institute, London, UK.

May 2016
“Crafting Lives in Molenbeek”
Presentation at the Seminar series of the LAMC - Laboratoire d’Anthropologie des Mondes Contemporains. ULB Brussels, BE.

Coordination and Organization of Panels and Workshops

July 2016
“From words to lifeworlds: reassessing the role of narratives in the context of crisis”
Panel Convenor at the Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK (ASA) conference, Durham, UK (co-convened with Darcy Alexander and Annika Lems).

June 2016
“Urban Margins: contesting hegemonic representations of the city”
Panel Convener at the European Association of Social Anthropologists conference (EASA) Milano, IT (co-convened with Barbara De Heer and Sandra Staudacher).

May 2016
Workshop Organisation on the use of Video in Anthropological research and representation, department of Anthropology, University of Aberdeen, UK (together with Chuck Sturtevant).

April 2016
Workshop Organisation on Creative Writing in Anthropology for the research project KFI – Knowing from the Inside, University of Aberdeen, UK.

Membership in Professional Associations

FC Gloria – Austrian Association of Female Filmmakers
RAI – Royal Anthropological Institute
EASA – European Association of Social Anthropologists
ASA – Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth

Languages

German (mother tongue)
English (fluent)
French (fluent)
Italian (intermediate)
Tunisian Arabic (conversational)

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