IFK International Research Center for Cultural Studies | University of Art and Design Linz in Vienna


Reichsratsstraße 17

1010 Vienna, Austria

Phone: (+43-1) 504 11 26


Subway station: U2 (Schottentor)

Tram: 1, 2, D, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44



University of Art and Design Linz

Hauptplatz 8

4010 Linz



Univ.-Prof. em. Dr. Thomas Macho


T: +43 1 504 11 26 Karin Harrasser

[Co- Direktorin]

T: +43 1 504 11 26 2602 Julia Boog-Kaminski

[Senior Scientist]

T: +43 1 504 11 26 - 2606

Born in Hamburg. Studied art history, business administration and German language and literature. 2009-2016 Research assistant at the Department of Intercultural Literature and Media Studies, University of Hamburg. Here doctorate on "Witz der Differenz". At IFK since November 2017.

CV Julia-Boog Kaminski

Mag.a Nora Grohs

[Student assistant]

Born in Steyr (Upper Austria). Studied German literature, language, and history at the University of Vienna. Active as a German as a foreign language course director in Vienna and Bucharest.

BA Kristina Högler

[Event Organisation]

T: +43 1 504 11 26 - 2602

Born in Vienna in 1991. Studied Comparative Literature at the University of Vienna. Since 2020 assistant of event organisation at the IFK, since 2021 event organization. Gebhard Sengmüller

[IT Support]

T: +43 1 504 11 26 2608

Born 1967 in Vienna, Studies in digital Arts at the University of applied arts in Vienna, since 2023 IT_support at the IFK.

Amelie Janitschek

[Social Media]

Born 2001 in Vienna. Student of Ancient History at the University of Vienna. One year in Canada, British Columbia as an exchange student. 10 months in France working in a reintegration project. Responsible for the social media at the IFK since January 2021.

Andreas Kathan

[Finanzen und Administration]

T: +43 1 504 11 26 - 2605

Born 1985 in Hohenems/Vorarlberg. Studied at the academy of fine arts vienna.

Mag.a Daniela Losenicky


T: +43 1 504 11 26 - 2604

Born in Vienna, studied political science and history at the University of Vienna. Member services IG Kultur Österreich; Event organization from 2001-2006, account preparation at the IFK from March–July 2011. Worked with the secretariat at UdK Berlin and HU Berlin from 2012 to 2015. With the IFK since February 2016. Katharina Müller

[Senior Researcher]

T: Tel.: (+43-1) 504 11 26

Max Ott BA

[Assistant Event Organization]

T: +43 676 84 7898 2608

Born 1996 in Mödling (Austria). Studying political science at the University of Vienna. Since October 2020 responsible for the technical support of the IFK-Lectures.


Petra Radeczki


T: +43 1 504 11 26 - 2601

Born in Vienna, studied German language and literature at the University of Vienna. Bookseller with, among others, Leporello; adult vocational advisor at Ebis. With the IFK since 1998.


Duka Ristic


Born in Tuzla, with the IFK since 2005.

Mag.a Ingrid Söllner-Pötz

[Press and public relations]

T: +43 1 504 11 26 - 2603

Born in 1963. Studied theatre and journalism. Dramaturgy assistant: Theater der Jugend. Marketing: Falter Magazine Press. Public relations work: Office of the cultural city councilor Dr. Pasterk, advertising department of the Federal SPO, Datenwerk agency. Graphic/design lessons. Self-employed work at, among others, Zoom Children's Museum and Vienna Library in the City Hall. With the IFK since 2009.