I am a PhD student at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), Vienna, Austria, and the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder, Germany where I am supervised by Andreas Reckwitz. My research focuses on contemporary work practices which I explore in relation to the example of intranet software. The study is embedded in the discourse on the standardisation of work practices and office life distinctive to so-called ‘knowledge societies’. Relying on recent developments within the realm of theories of practice, I investigate how the intranet transpires through work practices across different locales and work settings.
I hold a BA in ‘Philosophy and Culture – Theory, Organisation and Art Practice’ from the University Witten/Herdecke, Germany, and an MA in ‘Critical and Creative Analysis’ from the Sociology Department at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
I also completed (Diploma) the three-year postgraduate programme ‘Sociology of Social Practices’ at the Department of Sociology, Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), Vienna. It covered an advanced training on theory, methods and research within the framework of theories of practice. More recently, I have been a visiting student in the Department of Sociology at Lancaster University, UK, supervised by Elizabeth Shove.
Besides my studies, I have mainly worked in the cultural industry for the Goethe Institute, the international film festival ‘Berlinale’ and the music fair ‘Popkomm’. From October 2012 until September 2013 I worked part-time for freikarte.at – “Der Kulturkalender” where I was responsible for the content management of the website.