Teaching & Coaching
My approach is an interdisciplinary one and includes history, anthropology, philosophy, art, and the social sciences. I want students to look beyond the narrow confines of their discipline, or area-studies, to understand events on both a global and a local scale. Whatever subject I teach, I motivate students to engage with topics beyond their assigned readings.
Visual/Aural Knowledge Production
Social Movements and the Impact of Technologies
Introduction to Political Argumentation and Debate
Introduction to the Anthropology of Art
The politics of cultural productions in the Middle East
Culture and Communication
I have taught at the University of Vienna, Central European University, and Webster University (Vienna Campus).
I have extensive experience in coaching PhD students through various stages of their journey: writing a research proposal, acquiring funding, and providing writing advice. I have led workshops on these topics at the University of Vienna and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
Workshops & Seminars taught:
Doctoral Proposal Writing & Presentation
ÖAW DOC Preparation Programme
Doctoral Research Proposal Writing & Presentation
Transitioning into a Post-doc
Creating a Writing System
How to plan your semester in uncertain times
How to improve your academic English
Public Speaking & Argumentation
As a quarterfinalist of the World Universities Debating Championship, I offer courses and workshops on political argumentation, debate, and public speaking.
I was interviewed by Kleine Zeitung on the art of debating in difficult times.
Competitive Debate Training – Beginner, Intermediate, and European & World Championship Debate Training, Austria’s International Debating Society (2014-2017)
Debating workshops for school pupils, jury member of the Austrian School Championship in Debating.
Research Funding Coaching
Having led the Center for Doctoral Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, where I worked in the Research Services team, I offer my expertise on the Austrian and European funding landscape.
I am experienced in:
Advising on funding programs tailored to research interests and CV
Developmental editing & feedback on research proposals. I have worked on proposals for the following funding programs: ÖAW Doc, ÖAW Post-Doc Track, FWF Stand-alone, FWF Hertha Firnberg (now Esprit), FWF PEEK, and MSCA.*
*ÖAW - Austrian Academy of Sciences, FWF - Austrian Science Fund, MSCA - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions