I’m a queer-feminist translator/academic/activist not fond of such labels,
engaging in various activities doing too many things at the same time. Currently, I’m mostly involved with work™ (see belowright) and completing my PhD at the University of Vienna.
I live, among other places, in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese. At the moment, I spend most of my being and doing in Vienna, Austria.
I prefer cats to dogs, tea to coffee, and hoodies to sweatshirts. I enjoy doing cryptic crossword puzzles, singing not only in the shower, and listening to radio plays. I miss Vine.
Between ideals of beauty and boxes of chocolate, I try to do what I can to make the world a better place. Maybe relatedly, I sigh a lot. This website is meant as a glimpse into (some happenings in) my life.
In all our work, we try to encourage what’s good in the world. For Qwir, that means taking a perspective of social awareness, a focus on accessibility, and an overall approach that, in text and design, treats people and the world we live in with kindness.
‘So what do you do?’, university edition:
My academic work focuses on and has been shaped by:
And, maybe most importantly: etc.
You can follow my research on:
There are a few publications I’m currently working on that I’m not allowed to mention here yet, but I’m happy to announce that the following is scheduled to come out soon:
I try to publish open-access whenever possible. However, if for whatever reason you cannot access a text that you are interested in, please let me know.
If you see me there, say hi!
If you saw me at one of these or at any others I didn’t list here, be it at my presentations or in the queue for the buffet, let me know!
In winter 2019 / spring 2020, I’m teaching the following courses:
The following are some (very incomplete lists of) things that I invite you to check out:
These are some of the results of my working with/for really cool organisations and people that I’d like to show off here:
MiGaY is a Vienna-based activist organisation for LGBTIQ* migrants in Austria. I co-wrote and translated this text on ‘coming out’ for their website, which pays specific attention to the challenges faced by LGBTIQ* migrants.
I supported Michèle Cooke and Sabine Dengscherz in writing this introduction to some of the key concepts of transcultural communication for first-year students at the University of Vienna’s Centre for Translation Studies. An extended version that addresses everyone interested in the topic is scheduled to be published as a book soon.
Aktion Demenz Germany published this report and analysis of their work with people living with dementia and their families and friends that offers a new perspective on dementia in contemporary society. I was part of the team that translated the German book into this English version.
I like these. Maybe you’ll enjoy them, too?
Here’s some of the books I've read lately. The list is taken automatically from my GoodReads profile, which I try to keep up to date as well as I can. The books featured here are not filtered by any presentabality criteria or by how much I enjoyed them, just an overview of what I had fall into my hands lately.
It’s dangerous to go alone.
For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, add me as your Switch friend: SW-2092-1541-6927 – if you do, I’d appreciate it if you could to let me know, so I can react.
I’m currently looking, in particular, for the following:
I can offer various shiny, regional or generally rare Pokémon. If you wanna become GO friends and trade (or just exchange gifts), hit me up!
Come visit me on my island … once I’ve set it all up, that is. Will post relevant info here once New Horizons releases.
I’m looking forward to your message to