In her dissertation project, Katharina Zwanzger provides a Critical Discourse Analysis of a nursing home setting and analyses qualitative interviews conducted in an Irish nursing home. The focus of her work lies on the discursive construction of age(ing) and the life course.
Keywords: Applied Linguistics, Critical Discourse Analysis, Qualitative Research, Interdisciplinary Ageing Studies
Katharina Zwanzger is a PhD student at the English Department at the University of Graz, Austria, and is currently employed as research assistant in the project "Who Cares? Rethinking Ageing and Care" (www.ageandcaregraz.net) at the University of Graz (August 2018 – December 2020). She is also a member of the Age and Care Research Group Graz and worked as research assistant at the English Department at the University of Graz, Austria from October 2010 to June 2013.
Katharina Zwanzger received her Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in English Studies (Linguistics, Literary Studies, Cultural Studies) at the University of Graz, Austria, and participated in the ERASMUS programme at University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland. She is the recipient of the “Excellence in English and American Studies Award 2015” at the University of Graz for outstanding academic achievements.