ViDSS alumnae and alumni

We encourage graduates to stay in touch with the ViDSS and aim at connecting them with each other and with current members of the Doctoral School.

The ViDSS Alumni Programme is open to all graduates from the doctoral programme in Social Sciences who have been members of the ViDSS. Participation in the programme entails being named on the ViDSS website (including year of graduation, doctoral thesis title and position after graduation or current position, if available), receiving the ViDSS Newsletter and being invited to networking events organised by the Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences.

If you are not yet listed here and would like to join the programme, please get in touch with us (email to eva.koessner@univie.ac.at).

Communication

Sandra Banjac 2021 Role theory and the changing relationship between journalists and audiences: Towards (re-)conceptualising roles and expectations (more information and abstract) Assistant professor at the Centre for Media and Journalism Studies, University of Groningen; research fellow at the Journalism Studies Centre, University of Vienna
Ming Manuel Boyer 2021 Processing the news in times of identity politics: Group identities in motivated reasoning and opinion formation (more information) Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Government, University of Vienna
Tobias Heidenreich 2021 Mapping political migration discourses on social media in Europe (more information and abstract) Research fellow of the research unit Global Governance, WZB Berlin Social Science Center
Bruktawit Ejigu Kassa 2022 An analysis of gender in media policy in Africa: The case of Ethiopian media policy (more information and abstract)
Fabienne Lind 2021 Multilingual automated content analysis for comparative communication research (more information and abstract) Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Communication, University of Vienna
Phoebe Maares 2022 Investigating techno-economic influences on the journalistic field: Atypical journalistic work in Europe (more information and abstract) Postdoctoral researcher in the FWF Project “From Periphery to Core”, University of Vienna
Andreas Nanz 2022 Incidental exposure in the online world: Antecedents, mechanisms, and consequences (more information and abstract) Postdoctoral researcher in the Advertising and Media Psychology Research Group (AdMe), University of Vienna
Stefan F. Ossmann 2022 Loving, living, acting, thinking and feeling poly. Polyamory in self-perception and media representation in the German-speaking region 2007–2017 (more information and abstract) Lecturer at the University of Vienna
Ines Spielvogel 2022 Aufklärungshinweise für Produktplatzierungen in Kinderfilmen: Inhalte, Wirkungen und die elterliche Perspektive (more information) Academic expert and lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences for Management & Communication, Vienna

Demography

Claudia Reiter 2022 The demography of skills-adjusted education indicators: A global perspective (more information and abstract) Researcher at the Department of Demography, University of Vienna, and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Political science

Manuel Schwaninger 2021 Soziale Verteilungspräferenzen in Koalitionsverhandlungen (more information and abstract) Postdoctoral researcher at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
Leda Sutlovic 2021 Interpreting post-socialist gendered transformations through feminist institutionalism, ideas and knowledge: The case of Croatia (1970–2010) (more information and abstract)

Science and technology studies

Paul Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg 2022 Imagining, enacting, and justifying future borders: The eu-LISA Agency and the digital transformation of the border regime (more information and abstract) Postdoctoral Scientist at Alma Mater Studiorum, Università di Bologna

Social and cultural anthropology

Bernhard Braun 2021 Moskaus (in)existente Mittelschicht: Eine Ethnographie (more information and abstract) Science manager at the Präsidialstab Strategie und Exzellenzentwicklung, Technical University of Munich
Suzana Jovicic 2022 Scrolling, swiping, snapping – the playful in-between: Digital practices and hanging out, doing nothing and wasting time among Viennese youths (more information and abstract) Postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna
Olga Povoroznyuk 2022 Soviet infrastructure in the post-Soviet era? Building a railroad and identity along the Baikal-Amur mainline in East Siberia (more information and abstract) Postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna

Sociology

Faime Alpagu 2021 Migration narratives juxtaposed: A sociological analysis of biographies, photos and (audio) letters of “guest workers” from Turkey living in Austria (more information and abstract) Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Communication, University of Vienna
Angelina Brotherhood 2021 Socio-spatial aspects of substance use and abstinence: “Interpreted space” as a concept for environmental prevention (more information and abstract) Health Expert at the Addiction Competence Centre, Austrian National Public Health Institute (Gesundheit Österreich GmbH)
Ahn Byeongsun 2022 Living in a “just” city: Citizen participation and social interaction in Vienna’s regenerating neighborhoods (more information and abstract) Postdoctoral researcher at the research platform The Challenge of Urban Futures, University of Vienna