academic profile

Birgit Wolf, Dr.
researcher,
gender & communication professional

Wolf_Birgit 2Born: 1965
Nationality: Austria, Syrian roots.

Current affiliation

 Academic Portfolio

  • Gender- & Diversity Sensitive Researcher & Lecturer in Communication and Social Sciences
  • Obtained a Dr. phil., Ph.D. thesis on the representation of gender-based violence in European anti-violence intiatives:”Shaping the Visual of Gender-based Violence.
  • Obtained a MII in Theory and History of Audiovisual Representation, Master’s Thesis on The Visual of Gender-Based Violence
  • Graduated with a MA in Journalism & Communication Sciences, Political Sciences, Media Studies, Master’s thesis on gender, politics and media
  • International Certified Coach (ICC) – License ICC 9585
  • UPEACE Certificate “Trafficking in Persons”; Human Rights Center, University for Peace – United Nations

Focus & Specialties:

  • Communication and policy research, visual studies, media monitoring,
  • Gender studies, feminist studies
  • Refugees, Media and EU: professional counseling, volunteer care work & research.
  • Media representation on gender and gender-based violence
  • Gender and Equality Issues
  • Post-Structuralism, De-Constructivism, Discourse & Dispositive Analysis

Interests: Consultancy, research and management on gender- and communication related issues, media policies, communication politics and prevention of gender-based violence.
Vision: Open borders, bridging gaps, social justice, gender equality, connecting people, communicating, organizing and researching for a life in dignity and peace, free of violence and poverty for all.

Memberships

Academic Education

  • 2014        UPEACE Certificate “Trafficking in Persons”, at Human Rights Center, University for Peace – United Nations, Costa Rica
  • 2013        UAB Doctor (Dr. phil.)  in Audiovisual Communication (Communication Science)
  • 2010        UAB Master (MII) in History and Theory of Audiovisual Representation
  • 2009-13  PhD scholarship at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB, Spain)
  • 2006-07  Postgraduate Course in Research for Social Sciences (SORA); Vienna
  • 2004        Master (MA) in Communication Science & Journalism, University of Vienna
  • 2004      „MUTIK“ Training course for multipliers in ICT, Danube University Krems
  • 2000-04 Studies Studies in Communication Science & Journalism, and in a Combination of Political Science and Media Studies, University of Vienna

Continuing Education

  • 2014/05              HORIZON2020 Competitive Proposal Writing
  • 2013-2014          International Coaching Certification by ICC, EMCC, ICF,
    certified in June 2014, title obtained: International Certified Coach
  • 2011/07                Body, memory, and representation. Dialogue between Adriana Cavarero and Judith Butler, Summer Course, 11-13 July; at UAB- Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • 2007                    Expert Seminary on Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation
    with Joana Adesuwa Reiterer (Nigeria), Association EXIT (Vienna)
    combating human trafficking from Africa to Europe,
    organised by the Autonomous Women’s Shelter Network, Austria
  • 2007                    Expert Seminary on Mental Health Problems
    in consequence of intimate partner violence, organised by the Autonomous Women’s Shelter Network, Austria
  • 2006-07              Postgraduate Course in Research for Social Sciences (SORA); Vienna
  • 2007                    English for Human Rights and Social Sciences, Language Center,
    University of Vienna, Austria

PhD Thesis: Wolf, B. (2013) ‘Shaping the Visual’ of gender-based violence. How visual discourse on intimate partner violence and European anti-violence initiatives construct accounts of the social world. UAB; Spain.

Languages: German (Native Speaker), English, Spanish

Academic /Professional  Experiences

  • July 2016-present: Social Services & Project Coordination, Johanniter Refugee Camp Ziedlergasse, Johanniter NÖ-Wien Rettungs- und Einsatzdienste mildtätige GmbH, Vienna Austria
  • 2015 Dec-June 2016: Head of Social Services, Johanniter Refugee Camp Währing, Johanniter NÖ-Wien Rettungs- und Einsatzdienste mildtätige GmbH, Vienna, Austria
  • 2015  Lecturer on Gender, Violence against Women and Media, University of Vienna
  • 2015  Lecturer on Gender and Politics, University of Vienna
  • 2014-present  Academic Supervisor at Danube University Krems
  • 2013-present  Gender Expert in project RedEN – Reduction of energy poverty through building renovation with the participation of the residents; ksoe.at
  • Since 06/2014 International Certified Coach, by ICC, EMCC, ICF
  •  04-05/2014    External Reviewer, NWO – Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
  • 2014-present   Academic Supervisor, (former Member of Research Staff), Interactive Media and Educational Technologies (IMB) at Danube University Krems
  • 2013-present: Gender Expert in project RedEN – Reduction of energy poverty through building renovation with the participation of the residents; ksoe.at
  • 2012/2013  Lecturer in Journalism – special information on audiovisual communication, at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
  • 2012/06      Facilitator for the WAVE Coordination Committee at WAVE Task Force Meeting  June 25-26,  WAVE – Women Against Violence Europe in Vienna.
  • 2012              Lecturer in Production and expression in journalism and interactive multimedia, at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
  • 2011              Lecturer in Script writing at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
  • 2011-pres.   Consultant of Hèlia – association to support women suffering from gender violence.
  • 2009-2013  Ph.D. Researcher, Academic Staff, Dep. for Audiovisual Communication and Advertising, at the Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • 2009-11       Lecturer in Cinematography at the Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • 2008            Facilitator at ECREA Women’s Network Panel, European Conference of Communication ECREA, November 27, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2007-08      Public Relation Officer, Autonomous Women´s Shelter Network, Information Centre against violence, Vienna, Austria.
  • 2007             Press Officer for International Conference “Stop domestic violence against women – Ten years of Austrian anti-violence legislation in the international context”; 5 and 6 November 2007, Vienna, Palais Auersperg.
  • 2006             Co-Organizer of the International Congress: Crisis Communication, International Risk and Disaster for Businesses, Associations, Authorities and Politicians, in cooperation with Internationaler Krisengipfel, at Danube University Krems, Centre for International Journalism, March 23, Krems, Austria.
  • 2006             Lecturer in “Politics & Media”; at the University of Salzburg, Department for Communication Sciences.
  • 2005-07      Researcher, Course Director of the MSc “PR & Integrated Communication”, International Journalism Center, at Danube University Krems, Austria.
  • 2005             Lecturer in “Methods of Gender Studies: Practising Frigga Haug’s ‘Erinnerungsarbeit'”; at the University of Vienna, Department for Communication Science & Journalism.
  • 2004-2005 Academic  Consultant,  WEST Women East Smuggling Trafficking, (Interreg IIIA Project);  at Mountain Unlimited Association (Austria)
  • 2004             Gender Mainstreaming Officer; Project NOEL – new opportunities for equality in Lower Austria; Project contractor: Women’s Department, State Government of Lower Austria.
  • 2003-04       Tutoring: Seminary for Gender Studies, Seminary for Gender Methodologies ”Erinnerungsarbeit”; Dep. for Communication Science & Journalism, University of Vienna

Research Experience – Research Projects

  • 2013-2015: Consultancy on gender Issues, RedEN – Reduction of energy poverty through building renovation with the participation of the residents; ksoe.at
  • 12/2013-2014/06: VALERUValidation of non-formal/informal learning in Russian Higher Education
  • 10/2013-present: PIAAC Austria – Expert analysis: ICT competences in contexts of employment
  • 03/2013-present: ICT-Go-Girls! – Promoting secondary school girls entrepreneurship through ICT. LLP Comenius program, project partner Danube University Krems.
  • 03/2013- present: Europortfolio. A European Network of ePortfolio Experts and Practitioners. LLP Trancersal programm, project partner Danube University Krems.
  • 2010         Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP 2010), country report of Spain. Monitoring researcher in the Spanish Team coordinated by Elvira Altés, Autonomous University of Barcelona.
  • 2007           Initiative – Women Topics in the Media. Gender media monitoring research in Lower Austria with Silvia Ettl-Huber, Danube University Krems, Project contractor: Women’s Department, State Government of Lower Austria.
  • 2007           Potentials in Communication to Increase EU-Acceptance. Forum for EUrope. Research on the EU skepticism in Lower Austria, (Interreg IIIA-Project Austria-Slovakia) Head of Research together with Ettl-Huber Silva, Project contractor: Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe, Vienna.
  • 2006           Breaking Patterns New Role Models for Men in Leadership. (EU Project) Project Evaluation, Danube University Krems, Project contractor: Women’s Department, State Government of Lower Austria
  • 2004-2005           WEST Women East Smuggling Trafficking, (Interreg IIIA Project); Scientific  Consultant; Mountain Unlimited Association, Project contractor: Regione Emilia-Romagna – Assessorato Politiche Sociali, Italy.
  • 2004           Project NOEL – new opportunities for equality in Lower Austria. (EU-Project) Project Evaluator with Hanna Risku, Noella Edelman at Danube University Krems, Project contractor: Women’s Department, State Government of Lower Austria.

Conferences and presentations

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