Elisabeth Mayer, Bakk. MA
T: +43-1-4277-49259

03/2020 – 03/2023 Prae-Doc Researcher (Department of Sociology, University of Vienna)

Research Project “VIS_BIO. Biographies in the making in a connected lifeworld. Exploring visual and verbal constructions of life stories”, funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), PI: Roswitha Breckner
http://visbio.univie.ac.at

since 03/2020 PhD Sociology (Faculty of Social Science, Department of Sociology, University of Vienna)

Topic: Visuelle Biografien in einer mediatisierten Sozialwelt. (Visual biographies in a mediatized lifeworld)

01/03/2019 – 31/08/2019 Lecturer in Visual Sociology (Department of Sociology, University of Vienna)

Leading the course ”Pictures and Biographies in networked life worlds“ together with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Roswitha Breckner

01/10/2018 - 15/12/2019 Research Assistant

Working as a sociologist within the project “Stigmatized family histories: intergenerational memory processes and narratives of descendants of ´Berufsverbrecher`”, funded by Future Fund of the Republic of Austria, National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism and Mauthausen Memorial, PI: Mag. Andreas Kranebitter and Jun. Prof. Dr. Maria Pohn-Lauggas

07/2018 Lecturer at children´s university (University of Vienna)

Leading the workshop "Can you read pictures...and can pictures lie?" (age group: 7-9 years), together with Dr. Maria Schreiber

10/2017 – 03/2019 Prae-Doc Researcher (Department of Sociology, University of Vienna)

Research Project “VIS_BIO. Visual Biographies in Connected Lifeworlds”, funded by the Vienna Anniversary Fund for the Austrian Academy of Sciences, PI: Roswitha Breckner
http://visbio.univie.ac.at

03/2016 - 09/2017 employed at Suchthilfe Wien gGmbH

Working within the Pilot Project "Alkohol. Leben können." (former: Alkohol 2020)
Project on integrated care of alcoholics in Vienna

since 30/10/2015 Lecturer in qualitative research methods (Department of Sociology, University of Vienna)

Leading the course ”Introduction to biographical research“ together with Mag. Dr. Maria Pohn-Lauggas and since 2019 together with Margarita Wolf, MA

1/10/2014 - 30/10/2015 Project Assistant (Department of Sociology, University of Vienna)

Working as a sociologist within the FWF-project “Resistance against National Socialism and its intergenerational transmission in Austrian families”, PI: Mag. Dr. Maria Pohn-Lauggas

12/2014 Project Assistant (Department of Sociology, University of Vienna)

Working as a sociologist within the project “Images of Migration and Migration in Images”

06/2014 Master of Arts degree in Sociology (Department of Sociology, University of Vienna)

Thesis: „Spracherfahrungen ehemaliger AustauschschülerInnen. Eine biographieanalytische Annäherung an leibliches Spracherleben.“
(Language experiences of former exchange pupils. A biographical approach to language experiences embedded in the lived body).
University of Vienna, Austria, Université Paris-Diderot, Paris (two semesters).

01/10/2011 - 30/08/2014 Student Assistant and Tutor for Visual Sociology and Erasmus (Department of Sociology, University of Vienna)

Assisting courses of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Roswitha Breckner
Mayer, E. (2019). Lebensgeschichten in Bildern erzählen. Manuscript in preparation. In C. Brantner, G. Götzenbrucker, K. Lobinger, & M. Schreiber (Eds.), Vernetzte Bilder. Visuelle Kommunikation in Sozialen Medien: Visuelle Kommunikation in Sozialen Medien Herbert von Halem.
In preparation

Kranebitter, A., Mayer, E., & Pohn-Lauggas, M. (2019). Von Taugenichtsen und NoGos. Narrative in den familialen Erinnerungen stigmatisierter NS-Opfer. Manuscript in preparation.
In preparation



Pictures and Biographies in Social Media

Roswitha Breckner (Speaker), Elisabeth Mayer (Speaker)
20 May 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Telling Life Stories with Pictures

Elisabeth Mayer (Speaker)
29 Nov 20181 Dec 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Department of Sociology

Rooseveltplatz 2
1090 Wien

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e.mayer@univie.ac.at