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Marie Jahoda Summer School 2017

Exile and Memory – Interdisciplinary Perspectives

September 24-29, 2017

Speakers and Supervisors

Breda Gray, Senior Lecturer at the University of Limerick

Marianne Hirsch, William Peterfield Trent Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Director of the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Columbia University, NYC

Smain Laacher, Professor of Sociology at the University of Strasbourg, France, and researcher at the Centre d’études des mouvements sociaux

András Kovács, Professor of Sociology and Director of Jewish Studies at the Central European University, Budapest

Marie Rodet, Senior Lecturer at the SOAS University of London


Scientific Co-ordinators

Maria Pohn-Lauggas, Sociologist, Post-doc researcher, University of Vienna

Christoph Reinprecht, Professor of Sociology at the University of Vienna



Susanne Gregor, Writer and University lecturer

Martina Nussbaumer, Studies in history, applied cultural studies and cultural management in Graz and Edinburgh, doctorate in 2005. Curator at Wien Museum since 2008. Her main research interests are urban and cultural history in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, history and identity politics, urban social movements, public space.

Christiane Hintermann, Geographer at the University of Vienna

Andreas Kranebitter, Sociologist and Political Scientist in Vienna. PHD-fellowship at the Institute for Sociology. He is currently head of the Research Center at the Mauthausen Memorial.

Roswitha Breckner, Professor of Sociology at the University of Vienna and spokesperson of the Main Area of Research ‘Visual Studies in Social Sciences’ of the Faculty of Social Sciences. Her current research interest focuses on visual communication in Social Networks from a biographical perspective and on images of migration and refuge.

Faime Alpagu, Sociologist and PhD candidate at the University of Vienna, Department of Sociology. Her PhD Project ist awarded with the Dissertation Award for Research on Migration 2016 by the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Her current research interests are visual (re)presentation of migration/refugees, biographical research and interpretive social research.

Ulrike Froschauer, Professor of Sociology at the University of Vienna


Diskussants and Interveners

Jo Schmeiser, Artist, freelance graphic designer, and text producer (author & editor) on cultural and sociopolitical issues. Exhibitions, films, and videos with Simone Bader under the label Klub Zwei.

Hazel Rosenstrauch, Writer and ‘femme de lettre’

Lilijana Radonić, Political Scientist, her research is about „World War Two in Post-Communist Memorial Museums“ at the Institute of Culture Studies and Theatre History at the Austrian Academy of Science. In summer term 2017 she has a Visiting professorship at the Centre for Jewish Studies in Graz.

Ljubomir Bratić, Philosopher and migration researcher; co-founder of the “archive of migration”

Vladimir Vertlieb, Writer

Ana Mijić, Sociologist and Political Scientist (international relations/peace and conflict studies). Currently she has a Hertha-Firnberg post-doc research position funded by FWF – Der Wissenschaftsfond at the Department of Sociology, University of Vienna. Her research covers culture and knowledge, identity and ethnicity as well as social and symbolic boundaries.

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