Brigitte Hipfl

Brigitte Hipfl is an Associate Professor of Media Studies at the Department of Media and Communication Studies and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria. She has been a Fulbright scholar at Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, USA, held a Maria-Goeppert-Mayer Guest-Professorship for International Women and Gender Studies at Lüneburg University, Germany and has been a visiting professor at the University of Alberta, Canada. She was the co-founder of the Centre for Peace Studies and Peace Education at Klagenfurt University, Austria. Her research interests are media and gender, identity/subjectivity, cultural studies, media education, and postcolonial Europe. She has introduced Frigga Haug’s memory work into German media studies. Among her recent publications in English are the edited books Media Communities (Waxmann, 2006 with Theo Hug), Teaching with the Third Wave. New Feminists’ Explorations of Teaching and Institutional Contexts (ATHENA book series, 2009 with Daniela Gronold and Linda Lund-Pedersen) and Teaching Race with a Gendered Edge (ATGENDER book series, 2012 with Kristin Loftsdottir). With Valerie Walkerdine. Subjektivität, Feminismus, Psychoanalyse: Ein Reader (Turia + Kant, 2011 with Matthias Marschik) she translated and introduced Valerie Walkerdine’s work for German readers. Together with Kristín Loftsdottir and Andrea Smith she is currently in the process of finishing the edited volume Messy Europe: Crisis, Race and Nation State in a Postcolonial World and working on her own book that focuses on affective labour of media.