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.
Due to the current global pandemic, I will not attend any conferences in 2020.
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!
I’m not teaching any courses in summer 2020.
Sometimes, I write things outside of my academic and other work™. I plan to publish more of these texts as I find the time to make them available online. At the moment, I invite you to read my take on a poem that speaks the sad truth about the current state of the world:
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:
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, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Animal Crossing: New Horizons, 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’d be glad to welcome you on Paon. My most cherished residents include Chadder, Antonio, Frita and Canberra.
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!
I’m looking forward to your message to