Teaching & Coaching

Teaching

Teaching Approach

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.

Courses taught

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

Universities

I have taught at the University of Vienna, Central European University, and Webster University (Vienna Campus).

Coaching

Academic Coaching

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

  • Co-Writing Series

  • 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. 

Workshops taught: 

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