Postdoctoral members of ViDSS Supervisory Teams

The ViDSS supports close supervision, preferably by supervision teams which may comprise also advanced postdoctoral researchers.

A ViDSS Supervisory Team consists of all formally registered supervisors and co-supervisors of a student member of the Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences (ViDSS). In addition, postdoctoral non-tenured staff members who cannot take the role of an officially registered postdoctoral co-supervisor as specified in the Statutes of the University of Vienna (§ 15 (11)) may join a ViDSS Supervisory Team if this is considered appropriate and helpful. Postdoctoral members of ViDSS Supervisory Teams consent to the Code of Good Practice for Doctoral Schools, including the addendum Responsibilities of postdoctoral members of ViDSS Supervisory Teams.

Documents and forms


If you are officially registered as postdoctoral co-supervisor as specified in the Statutes of the University of Vienna, you can join the ViDSS as well, if you consent to the Code of Good Practice for Doctoral Schools, including the addendum Responsibilities of postdoctoral members of ViDSS Supervisory Teams. Please submit your consent to vds-sosci@univie.ac.at.

Postdoctoral members of the ViDSS and the doctoral candidates they support

  • Ayse Dursun
    Manuela Stein da Silva Barbosa: “‘Who cares?’ – Ein staatstheoretischer Zugang zur Reproduktion intersektioneller Ungleichheiten im Zuge der Care-Arbeit in Brasilien”
    (main supervisor: Birgit Sauer)
  • Jana Egelhofer
    Teresa Weikmann: “Getting real with fakes: Characteristics, causes and consequences of ‘deepfakes’ in democracies”
    (main supervisor: Sophie Lecheler)
  • Endale Kebede
    Afua Durowaa-Boateng: “Education and fertility dynamics in sub-Saharan Africa: A comparative study”
    (main supervisor: Éva Beaujouan)
  • Fabienne Lind
    Ahrabhi Kathirgamalingam: “Pushing the limits? Long-term dynamics of racist discursive patterns in mediated discourses”
    (main supervisor: Hajo Boomgaarden)
  • Christopher Ruppel
    Julia Stranzl: “The role of a socioemotional internal communication approach during crisis – fostering employees’ engagement and preventing from disengagement”
    (main supervisor: Sabine Einwiller)
  • Svenja Schäfer
    Andrea Stockinger: “Between feasibility, functionality, and user acceptance? The perceptions and effects of moderating toxic political talk online”
    (main supervisor: Sophie Lecheler)
  • Andrea Schikowitz
    Esther Dessewffy: “Topologies in motion. Mapping academic engagement with simulation software for architectural design”
    (main supervisor: Sarah Davies)
  • Lukas Schlögl
    Diana Bashur: “Basic income in peacebuilding: A tool for social cohesion?”
    (main supervisor: Barbara Prainsack)
  • Ayşe Seda Yüksel-Pecen
    Katrin Kremmel: “Governing asylum in rural areas: Law in practice and citizenship in action”
    (main supervisor: Ayşe Çağlar)
    Catherine Raya Polishchuk: “Contradictions of urban renewal in Vienna: How social democratic legacy aids”
    (main supervisor: Ayşe Çağlar)