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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MemeGraphs : Linking Memes to Knowledge Graphs. / Kougia, Vasiliki; Fetzel, Simon; Kirchmair, Thomas et al.

Document Analysis and Recognition – ICDAR 2023: 17th International Conference, Proceedings. ed. / Gernot A. Fink; Rajiv Jain; Koichi Kise; Richard Zanibbi. Cham : Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH, 2023. p. 534-551 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), Vol. 14187 LNCS).

Publications: Contribution to bookContribution to proceedingspeer-review


Mentoringkonzept – PCP in der institutionellen Langzeitpflege. / Falkenstein, Thomas; Schweighofer, Maria ; Köck-Hódi, Sabine et al.

Personzentrierte Pflegepraxis : Grundlagen für Praxisentwicklung, Forschung und Lehre. ed. / Christoph von Dach; Hanna Mayer. Bern : Hogrefe, 2023. p. 193-218.

Publications: Contribution to bookChapter


Methodische Grundlagen und Forschungsdesign der Studie. / Wöhrer, Veronika; Vogl, Susanne; Schels, Brigitte Katrin et al.

Junge Menschen gehen ihren Weg. Längsschnittanalysen über Jugendliche nach der Neuen Mittelschule. ed. / Veronika Wöhrer; Jörg Flecker; Brigitte Schels. 1. ed. Göttingen : V&R unipress, Vienna University Press, 2023. p. 29-56.

Publications: Contribution to bookChapterpeer-review


Migration und soziale Ungleichheiten. / Holzinger, Clara.

Aktuelle Ungleichheitsforschung: Befunde – Theorien – Praxis. ed. / Cornelia Dlabaja; Karina Fernandez; Julia Hofmann. Beltz Juventa, 2023. p. 146.

Publications: Contribution to bookChapter


Multiple Belastungen für Mütter während der Covid-19 Pandemie. / Dafert, Vera; Dirnberger, Petra; Zartler, Ulrike.

Frauengesundheit und Pandemie. Wie weiter?: Sammelband des Wiener Programms für Frauengesundheit. ed. / Büro für Frauengesundheit und Gesundheitsziele. 2023. p. 167-172 (Schriftenreihe Frauen*Gesundheit*Wien ; No. 3).

Publications: Contribution to bookChapter


News media (dis)trust as a media ecosystem property. Exploring the discrepancy of expectations between citizens and journalists. / Garusi, Diego; Splendore, Sergio .

In: Problemi dell'Informazione, Vol. 48, No. 1, 2023, p. 85-108.

Publications: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Partizipation braucht einen gemeinsamen Verständigungsrahmen. / Metz, Corinna; Straub, Sarah.

Kursbuch Bürgerbeteiligung #5. ed. / Jörg Sommer. Berlin : Republik Verlag, 2023. p. 119-129.

Publications: Contribution to bookChapterpeer-review


Politikwissenschaft. / Josipovic, Ivan; Rosenberger, Sieglinde.

Flucht- und Flüchtlingsforschung: Handbuch für Wissenschaft und Studium. ed. / Tabea Scharrer; Birgit Glorius; Olaf Kleist; Marcel Berlinghoff. Nomos Verlag, 2023. p. 87-96.

Publications: Contribution to bookChapterpeer-review


Power to which people? Energiegerechtigkeit und ownership-Strukturen in Energiegenossenschaften. / Rieder, Quirin; Veit, Konstantin; Moretti, Nikolaj et al.

Umweltgerechtigkeit und Sozialökologische Transformation: Konflikte um Nachhaltigkeit im deutschprachigen Raum. ed. / Silja Klepp; Jonas Hein. Bielefeld : Transcript, 2023. p. 117-143.

Publications: Contribution to bookChapterpeer-review


Praxisleitfaden: Partizipation im digitalen Zeitalter : Ein Leitfaden zur Gestaltung von Partizipationsprozessen entlang des politisch-administrativen Policy Cycles. / Lange, Dirk; Straub, Sarah; Metz, Corinna et al.

Wien : Bundesministerium für Kunst, Kultur, öffentlichen Dienst und Sport (BMKÖS) Sektion III Öffentlicher Dienst und Verwaltungsinnovation. 2023.

Publications: Other publicationBrochure


Rewiring remote urban futures? Youth well-being in northern industry towns. / Stammler, Florian (Corresponding author); Adams, Ria-Maria; Ivanova, Aytalina.

In: Journal of Youth Studies, Vol. 26, No. 10, 2023, p. 1257-1272.

Publications: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Sprachliche Vielfalt und soziale Gerechtigkeit. Holzinger, Clara (Interviewee). 2023.

Publications: Electronic/multimedia outputWeb publication


Suicide reporting in the nineteenth century: Large-scale descriptive content analysis of Austrian newspapers. / Mestas, Manina; Arendt, Florian.

In: Media History, Vol. 29, No. 3, 2023, p. 305-320.

Publications: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


What Can Data Justice Mean for Asylum Governance? The Case of Smartphone Data Extraction in Germany. / Josipovic, Ivan.

In: Journal of Refugee Studies, Vol. 36, No. 3, 2023, p. 534-551.

Publications: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


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