Keywords: Focus on cultural studies, aging studies and human-computer interaction, sociology of art and literature, qualitative methods
Barbara Ratzenböck is a PhD candidate at the Center for Inter-American Studies of the University of Graz, Austria. Her PhD project focuses on women aged 60+ and their use of ICTs in everyday life. She has also been actively involved in the international research project Ageing + Communication + Technologies based at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada). In addition to her research interests in Aging Studies and sociology of art and literature, she is also passionate about facilitating interdisciplinary learning experiences. Serving as the academic co-director of the Graz International Summer School Seggau (GUSEGG) and founding member of the student-led PhD platform Evidence & Imagination at the University of Graz, she supports intercultural exchange among international students and researchers in the humanities and social sciences.