Current Research Projects

2020-2025: Understanding Youth Participation and Media Literacy in Digital Dialogue Spaces (The Research Council of Norway):

2023-2025: Digi@Youthwork (AK Steiermark):

2021-2022: Digi@Socialwork (AK Steiermark):

2020-2021: Digi@Homework (AK Steiermark):

2019-2021: NoHate@WebStyria (Zukunftsfonds, Land Steiermark):

2018-2020: Digi@Work (Zukunftsfonds, Land Steiermark):

Recent / Important Publications

Sabine Klinger, Romana Rauter & Susanne Sackl-Sharif (2023). Using digital media and technologies in the workplace. A spotlight on individual and organisational determinants in Styrian for-profit and non-profit organisations. In: S. Hummel et al (eds), Shaping Tomorrow Today – SDGs from multiple perspectives. Springer, 359-389.

Susanne Sackl-Sharif (2021). The Dark Side of Blogging: Digital Metal Communities and Metal Influencers. In: Metal Music Studies, 7(2), 237-255.

Susanne Sackl-Sharif, Gregor Fischer-Lessiak, Eva Goldgruber & Sonja Radkohl (2020). The Public-Private Dichotomy and Online Hate Speech: Communication Studies and Legal Perspectives. In: I-LanD Journal. Identity, Language and Diversity, 2020(2),

Eva Goldgruber, Susanne Sackl-Sharif, Julian Ausserhofer & Robert Gutounig (2018). When the levee breaks. Recommendations for social media use during environmental disasters. In: K. Backholm & H. Hornmoen (Eds.): Social media use in crisis and risk communication: emergencies, concerns and awareness. Bingley: Emerald Publishing Limited, 229-253.

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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