Conference organisation

From 26 to 27 March 2018 the interdisciplinary conference Creative Bodies – Creative Minds took place in Graz, Austria. For further  information see or


Recent Talks

„The dark side of blogging: Digital Metal Realities“; HardWired. Arbeitsgespräche zur Heavy Metal-Forschung VI: So far, so good…so what? Approaching the Metal Realities. 3 – 5 May 2018, Siegen, Germany.

„When the Levee Breaks: Recommendations for Social Media Crisis Communication during Environmental Disasters”; 18 August 2017 (together with E. Goldgruber, J. Ausserhofer, R. Gutounig); NordMedia 2017 „Mediated Realities – Global Challenges”, 17 – 19 August 2017, Tampere, Finland.

„Social Media as a Crisis Communication Arena: Digging into new Communication Spaces“; 4 July 2017 (together with E. Goldgruber, J. Ausserhofer, R. Gutounig); 4th European Conference on Social Media, 3 – 4 July 2017, Vilnius, Lithuania.

„Blurring Boundaries: The Role of Social Media During the 2013 Central European Floods in Austria“;  30 June 2017 (together with E. Goldgruber, J. Ausserhofer, R. Gutounig); Conference on Communication and Environment, University of Leicester, Great Britain.


Recent / Important Publications

Eva Goldgruber, Susanne Sackl-Sharif, Robert Gutounig & Julian Ausserhofer (2017). Social Media as a crisis communication arena: Digging into new communication spaces. In: Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on Social Media (ECSM) (ed. A. Skarzauskiene / N. Gudeliene). Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited, pp. 115-123.

Gerlinde Malli & Susanne Sackl-Sharif (2015). Researching One’s Own Field. Interaction Dynamics and Methodological Challenges in the Context of Higher Education Research [47 paragraphs]. In: Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 16(1), Art. 11,

Susanne Sackl-Sharif (2015). Gender – Metal – Videoclips. Eine qualitative Rezeptionsstudie. Opladen/Berlin/Toronto: Budrich UniPress Ltd.

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