Daniela Zanini-Freitag

My research interest derives from the field STS (Science-Technology-Studies). Based on work in  ELSA (ethical,legal and social aspects) Research of Genomics, lately my research has additionaly focused on Gender- identity, -roles, -balance, – in educational settings, -diversity. Furthermore my media education has broadened my research focus towards Science-to-Public communication, particularly on publishing research results and raising awareness for eg. on youths use of new technological tools in various (social) media channels. Methodology in Gender- and Media- research has been a common thread throughout my past research and lecture activities.

 

Education

  • 2013 Certificate of Academic media expert
    Karl-Franzens-University Graz, Austria
    (4 semester university course on media studies & journalism)
  • 2010 PhD, Department of Sociology, University of Vienna, Austria
    Title of doctoral thesis: The diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis in newborns – an empirical study about the construction of identity in affected parents
    Department of Sociology, University of Vienna, 2010. (Passed with distinction)
    PhD supervisors: Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Fleck, Institute for Sociology, Karl-Franzens-University Graz, Austria;
    Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Anselm Eder, Institute for Sociology, University of Vienna, Austria
  • 2001-2006 Diploma degree, Department of Sociology, Karl-Franzens-University Graz, Austria

 

Professional Employment

2009-2014 Scientific staff (third party funded),
Department: Women – Technology – Environment and Modern Biotechnology.
IFZ- Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture, Graz, Austria

2006-2009 PhD position
Department: Modern Biotechnology.
IFZ- Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture, Graz, Austria

 

Awards/Grants

  • Hertha-Firnberg-Science Award 2011 funded by BSA Styria. Graduation award in humanities for the PhD titled „Die Diagnose von Cystischer Fibrose bei Neugeborenen – eine empirische Untersuchung zur Identitätskonstruktion betroffener Eltern“, 3rd November 2011, Karl-Franzens-University Graz.
  • Austrian Prize for Research on Vocational Education and Training Research 2010, Awarded collaborative paper of Daniela Freitag, Anita Thaler, Birgit Hofstätter titled “Monoedukation in technischen Ausbildungen: Begleitevaluation des Pilotprojektes „HTL-Kolleg für Frauen“”, 8th July 2010, Steyr, Austria.
  • Club Alpbach Steiermark Grant, European Forum Alpbach 2008, Wahrnehmung und Entscheidung, Alpbach, 14th – 30th Aug.2008. Der Standard Grant, European Forum Alpbach 2006, Suche nach Gewissheit und Sicherheit, Alpbach, 17th Aug.- 2nd Sep.2006.

 

Projects

  • useITsmartly. Environmental peer-to-peer education for youths with focus on smart use of Information and Communication Technologies. Work package leader: Communication. Duration: 2013-2016 (until Summer 2014), funded within the IEE – “Intelligent Energy Europe” Program of the EC
  • GenderTime. Transfering Implementing Monitoring Equality. Project leader Austria. Duration: 2013-2016 (until Summer 2014), funded in the FP7 Science-In-Society-2012-1 Program of the EC
  • Doing ELSA. An empirical study of ELSA research in practice. Project researcher. Duration: 2009-2011, funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Research (BMWF) together with the Austrian Federal Funding Agency (FFG) within an Accompanying Research Program ELSA of the Austrian Genome Research Program GEN-AU
  • Genetic testing. PHD position. Duration: 2006-2009, funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Education (BMBWK) within an Accompanying Research Program ELSA of the Austrian Genome Research Program GEN-AU
  • Picture.it. Project researcher. Duration: 2009-2011, funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Research (BMWF) within the research program Sparkling Science
  • Process evaluation study of a technical college for women. Project researcher. Duration: 2009-2012, funded by the Austrian Public Employment Service (AMS)

Publications (for Queer-STS Publications click here)

  • Freitag, Daniela (January 2013) Parental Responsibility for the Health of Children with Chronic Disease: Moral Evaluation in Paediatrics. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester. DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0024172 [published online 15.1.2013] [link zum Onlineartikel: http://www.els.net/WileyCDA/ElsArticle/refId-a0024172.html]
  • Freitag, Daniela; Thaler, Anita, Hofstätter, Birgit (2011). Monoedukation in technischen Ausbildungen: Begleitevaluation des Pilotprojektes „HTL-Kolleg für Frauen“. In: Markowitsch, Jörg, Gruber, Elke; Lassnigg, Lorenz; Moser, Daniela (Hrsg.). Turbulenzen auf Arbeitsmärkten und in Bildungssystemen. Beiträge zur Berufsbildungsforschung. Tagungsband der 2. Österreichischen Konferenz für Berufsbildungsforschung, 8./9. Juli 2010, Museum Arbeitswelt Steyr. Innsbruck: StudienVerlag, S. 387-401. ISBN 978-3-7065-5001-7
  • Freitag, Daniela (2010): Neugeborenenscreening in Österreich: Zur sozialen Konstruktion von Identität betroffener Eltern von Kindern mit Cystischer Fibrose. In: Aichholzer, Georg; Bora, Alfons; Bröchler, Stephan; Decker, Michael; Latzer Michael (Hrsg.). Technology Governance. Der Beitrag der Technikfolgenabschätzung. Berlin: Edition Sigma. Gesellschaft-Technik-Umwelt, Neue Folge 13, S. 309-314, ISBN 978-3-89404-943-0 [link zum Inhaltsverzeichnis: http://www.edition-sigma.de/InhaltPDF/Inhalt943.pdf]
  • Freitag, Daniela; Hofstätter Birgit; Wächter, Christine (2010). Investigating Representations of People and Technology: A Gender-sensitizing Workshop Concept in Engineering Education. In: SEFI – Société Européenne pour la Formation des Ingénieurs (Ed.) Proceedings of the Joint International IGIP-SEFI Annual Conference 2010. Diversity unifies – Diversity in Engineering Education, 19th to 22th September 2010, Trnava, Slovakia (CD-ROM). Brussels: SEFI, pp. 101-102. ISBN 978-2-87352-003-8 [link zum Artikel: http://www.sefi.be/wp-content/papers2010/abstracts/226.pdf]