2014 PhD with distinction in systematic musicology and cultural sociology at the University of Graz with the Phd thesis “Gender – Metal – Videoclips” (rewarded with the Gabriele-Possanner-Förderungspreis 2015 & the Josef-Krainer-Förderungspreis 2015, financed by a research scholarship of the University of Graz).
Diploma in musicology (2007), Bachelor and Master of Arts in sociology (2008/2010).
Since 2016 research assistant and lecturer at the Web Literacy Lab at the Department Media & Design at the FH JOANNEUM – University of Applied Sciences Graz.
Since 2009 teaching assignments and workshops at the University of Graz, the University of Salzburg, the University of Klagenfurt, the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, the FH JOANNEUM – University of Applied Sciences Graz, the FH Campus02 Graz, the PH Burgenland and the FH Burgenland.
2016-2017 key reasearcher at the Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz; FWF-PEEK-project„GAPPP: Gamified Audiovisual Performance and Performance Practice“ headed by Marko Ciciliani.
2014-2015 key researcher at„Spectro – gemeinnützige Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Forschung GmbH“ in Vienna/Graz. Research project „Political Participation in Voitsberg“.
2012-2014 research assistant at the Department of Sociology (Graz); Joint FWF-DFG project „After Bologna: Gender Studies in Entrepreneurial Universities“ (in cooperation with ZIFG, TU Berlin) headed by Angelika Wetterer and Sabine Hark.
2006-2009 social worker and head of the youth center Bärnbach: social work, media relations, event organisation, fund raising.
Memberships & Research Focus
Since 2014 board member of the Austrian Society for Gender Studies (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Geschlechterforschung (ÖGGF)). Founding member of the working group „music | media | publishing“ and from 2010 to 2012 chairwomen of the Dachverband der Studierenden der Musikwissenschaften (DVSM e.V.).
Research stays in Basel, Vienna, Berlin, Innsbruck and Voitsberg; Conference talks in Austria, Germany, Norway, Great Britain, Hungary and Switzerland.
Research focus: qualitative research methods and mixed methods designs, Gender Studies, web literacy and (online) communication, social media, audiovisual media, popular cultures, political participation, sociology of knowledge.