Co-Founder of the Digital Ethnography Initiative
I hold a PhD from the University of Oxford (2011), for which I conducted long-term fieldwork on memory and generation in post-war Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Presently I am a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna and an Associate Research Fellow at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Leuven. I am PI of the 'REFUGEeICT – Multi-local Care and the Use of Information and Communication Technologies Among Refugees' project funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). Between 2015 and 2018 I was Hertha Firnberg Fellow and PI of the project 'Placing Memories: Ageing Labour Migrants in Vienna' also funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). And between 2008 and 2015 I was Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen researching experiences of transnational aging and care among first generation migrants in Vienna. During the academic year 2016/2017 I held a visiting professorship at the Interculturalism, Migration and Minorities Research Centre at the University of Leuven.
I am co-founder of the Digital Ethnography Initiative and member of the editorial board of the Journal Media and Communication. From 2015-2019 I was the co-spokesperson of the Working Group Migration of the German Association of Social and Cultural Anthropologists, from 2017-2020 I was the co-spokesperson of the Age and Generations Network of the European Associations of Social Anthropologists and since 2017 I am the co-spokesperson of the Working Group Migration and Memory of the Memory Studies Association.
- (Forced) Migration, mobility and globalisation
- Digital cultures and digital ethnography
- Gender and generation
- Social inequality and social change
- Care, ageing and transnational care
- Memory and politics of history
- Post-socialist and conflict studies
- Qualitative and participatory methods