The Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences promotes innovative, excellent, problem-oriented research that aspires to contribute to societal debates and address key global challenges.

The cohorts trained and supported by the ViDSS are part of a vibrant research environment and international networks. The ViDSS encompasses and fosters connections between a broad range of disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary perspectives. The ViDSS embraces the entire range of epistemological, methodological and theoretical approaches that are employed at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Doctoral candidates receive research training and write a doctoral thesis in the fields of communication, demography, development studies, nursing science, political science, science and technology studies, social and cultural anthropology, and sociology. The ViDSS aims for the highest standards in doctoral training and close supervision to ensure a mastery of social scientific debates and relevant theories and methods. As a result, ViDSS graduates are highly employable both within and outside academia.

Fellowship and award winners
 

Political scientist Judith Goetz is awarded the Maria Ducia Forschungspreis for her doctoral thesis project on the relationship between gender-reflective political education work and the gender politics and ideologies of the Identitarians. Congratulations!

Media articles and press releases
 

Political scientist Nora Hansl was interviewed about her doctoral research on valuing vaccinations in primary care. She provides insights into her observations in child care clinics, explaining how paediatricians answer to parental concerns for children and navigate structural constraints inherent to the Austrian health care system. (In German)

Podcast
 

Nyamadzawo “Max” Sibanda and Emily Genatowski about the support systems PhD students may rely on during their studies. Find out why institutional support and personal engagement were crucial for Emily and Max when they arrived in Vienna, how they now provide support to others and what a can of Japanese matcha and a belt have to do with getting support as a PhD student.

Blog
 

(by Teresa Weikmann)

As my PhD journey comes to an end, I am often reminded of a graphic a professor once sketched to illustrate the journey of adding to human knowledge. Picture all human knowledge as a vast circle, and at the beginning of your academic journey, you’re merely a speck in the centre. As you progress through your bachelor’s and master’s degrees, that speck grows ...

Blog
 

(by Daniela Paredes Grijalva and Rachael Diniega)

After Umar, aged 46, left Morowali in Indonesia for the big city looking for work, he found his passion in diving, leading to a complementary career in tourism. Lately though, the corals are dying and the fish are fewer, despite the public-private-funded coral restoration program. Tourists have dwindled. The ocean is taking ...

Media articles and press releases
 

Dominika Betakova explains in Lëtzebuerger Journal how news avoidance can be defined, how prevalent it is in Austria, which factors raise the probability of becoming a news avoider and possible options to reengage news avoiders with news. (Available in English, German and French)

Fellowship and award winners
 

Catherine Raya Polishchuk and Hannah Quinz were awarded the Theodor Körner Förderpreis for their doctoral thesis projects on urban renewal in Vienna (Polishchuk) and job guarantee a labour market policy measure (Quinz). The Förderpreis is awarded to early stage researchers for their outstanding work in progress. Congratulations!

Media articles and press releases
 

Communication scientist and ViDSS student Teresa Weikmann was interviewed by Logically Facts about visual disinformation. She discusses deepfakes, simpler forms of misinformation such as out-of-context photos and videos, and why we should not begin to distrust all visual content.

Blog
 

(by Ria-Maria Adams, Alexandra Meyer and Mia Bennett)

According to popular belief, Santa Claus operates with a flying sleigh, pulled by reindeer – including one with a red nose. This means of transport allows him to access every corner of the world, no matter how remote and disconnected, needing only a rooftop or a small clearing in order to arrive and swiftly deliver his gifts ...

New publications by ViDSS students

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Who gets lost? How digital academic reading impacts equal opportunity in higher education. / Kuhn, Axel (Corresponding author); Schwabe, Annika; Boomgaarden, Hajo et al.

In: New Media & Society, Vol. 26, No. 2, 02.2024, p. 1034-1055.

Publications: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


A Deliberative Democracy Framework for Analysing Trust in Journalists : An Application to Italy. / Splendore, Sergio (Corresponding author); Garusi, Diego; Valeriani, Augusto.

In: Media and Communication , Vol. 12, 7251, 2024, p. 1-19.

Publications: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


"Altenpfler*innen erzählen (nicht) übers Sterben und den Tod?! Über den Einbezug von sogenannten Schwer-Erreichbaren im Bereich von Palliative Care. / Hutter, Evelyn.

Soziale Teilhabe - wie >schwer erreichbare< Gruppen miteinbeziehen. Esslingen : hospizverlag, 2024.

Publications: Contribution to bookChapter


Don’t waste the crisis : The COVID-19 Anthropause as an experiment for rethinking human–environment relations. / Fiske, Amelia; Radhuber, Isabella M.; Salvador, Consuelo Fernández et al.

In: Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, 2024.

Publications: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Erzählen in Bewertungskontexten. / Dressel, Gert; Hutter, Evelyn; Pichler, Barbara et al.

Soziale Teilhabe - wie >schwer erreichbare< Gruppen miteinbeziehen. ed. / Elisabeth Reitinger; Gert Dressel; Katharina Heimerl. hospizverlag, 2024.

Publications: Contribution to bookChapter


Introduction. Entangled Future Im/mobilities. / Kopf, Nicola; Gföllner, Barbara; Donat, Jana et al.

Entangled Future Im/Mobilities: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Mobility Studies from the Humanities and Social Sciences. 2024.

Publications: Contribution to bookChapterpeer-review


Österreichische Finanzbildungsstrategie im Kontext der Internationalen Organisationen. / Buschmann, Dovaine.

Wir alle machen Wirtschaft. Ansatzpunkte für eine zukunftsfähige Wirtschafts- und Finanzbildung.. 2024.

Publications: Contribution to bookChapterpeer-review


“You Have to Know How to Wait”: Entangling Im/mobilities, Temporalities and Aspirations in Planned Relocation Studies. / Donat, Jana; Dannecker, Petra.

Entangled Future Im/mobilities: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Mobility Studies from the Humanities and Social Sciences. 2024.

Publications: Contribution to bookChapterpeer-review


Circulating Visions of the Future: Analysing Policy Frame Im/mobilities among Financial Literacy Education Policies. / Buschmann, Dovaine; Sauer, Birgit.

Entangled Future Im/Mobilities: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Mobility Studies from the Humanities and Social Sciences. 2023.

Publications: Contribution to bookChapterpeer-review


For Whom Do the Sleigh Bells Toll? Unwrapping Santa’s Arctic Infrastructures. Adams, Ria-Maria (Corresponding author); Meyer, Alexandra (Author); Bennett, Mia (Author). 2023. InfraNorth : InfraNorth - Building Arctic Futures.

Publications: Electronic/multimedia outputWeb publication


All the news that is fit to print? Reporting on a victim's character during a crisis. / Laufer, Daniel (Corresponding author); Einwiller, Sabine; Neureiter, Ariadne.

In: Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, Vol. 31, No. 4, 12.2023, p. 592-598.

Publications: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


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