1st Virtual Interdisciplinary Doctoral Symposium on Aging and Care
The First Virtual Interdisciplinary Doctoral Symposium on Aging and Care in Graz
Based on the concept of ‘aging’ as a cultural construct according to Margaret Morganroth Gullette, and the understanding of ‘care’ as form of living together interdependently in the sense of Joan Tronto, this doctoral symposium brings together upcoming scholars in the field of Aging and Care, and provides a platform to discuss aspects of their dissertations and ongoing bodies of work. The Age and Care Research Group Graz appreciates the academic involvement of emerging scholars and supports the interdisciplinary exchange on a global scale. Thus, this symposium offers its participants a space that allows for an interdisciplinary discussion and supports the foundation of a global pre-doctoral network at an early career stage.
The symposium is organized by the Doctoral Student Group of the Age and Care Research Group Graz and will be held twice a year, one symposium held in the Spring, and the second one in the Fall. By collaborating with partners outside the research group, the symposium offers young researchers a networking platform at an early stage of their academic work. It also makes current and ongoing research at the four universities in Graz visible and offers an early-career-platform within the Age and Care Research Group Graz.
The symposium is supported by the newly founded Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Aging and Care at the University of Graz, and Heterogeneity and Cohesion Research Network's Aging, Demography & Care network at the University of Graz.
- Tine Riis Andersen PhD candidate at Norwegian Reading Centre, University of Stavanger, Norway
"Assessing the therapeutic benefits of Shared Reading on recently diagnosed cancer patients"
- Yorick Josua Berta PhD Candidate/research assistant at the University of Art and Design Linz, Department for Art History and Theory, Austria
"Contagious Vanity: The Aesthetics of Decaying Art"
- Mariana Cruz PhD Student at NOVA University of Lisbon: School of Social Sciences and Humanities & Centre for English,Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS), Lisbon, Portugal
"Aging in Neverland: Reimagining the Space of the Nursing Home in Leonora Carrington's The Hearing Trumpet"
- Vera Gallistl Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Vienna and the Center for Gerontology at Karl Landsteiner Private University
- Nina Alisa Habe Graz University of Technology, Institute of Urbanism, Austria
“Autonomous lifestyle in old age in smart city districts”
- Maja Hadner PhD candidate of Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, Slovenia
“Social space of the Elderly”
- Anna-Christina Kainradl Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Aging and Care, University of Graz, Austria
"Aging, migration and the question of justice"
- Christian Perwein Department of American Studies, University of Graz, Austria
"The Elderly Cyborg in Transhuman Fiction"
- Alekszandra Rokvity Department of American Studies, University of Graz, Austria
"Medical Humanities: Endometriosis and Aging"
- Martin Schmidt Social Gerontology, University of Applied SciencesZittau/Goerlitz, Germany
"Coping with losses in family caregiving of people with senile dementia"
- Roxana Schweighart PhD student at the University of Vechta and the University of Würzburg-Schweinfurt, Germany
“Needs and wishes of nursing home residents with depression”
- Amal Shafek PhD Candidate at the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas, USA
"Memory and Food: Toward a Feminist Representation of Trauma"
- Katharina Zwanzger Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Aging and Care, University of Graz, Austria
"Aging identites: the role of personal narratives"