Location: Bruno-Sander-Haus, 7th floor, room 60725
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Department of Geography, University of Innsbruck, Innrain 52, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
At a Glance
Digital geographies, (Cyber-)bulling in cON/FFlating spaces and places, Social practices in physical and digital spaces, personal experiences of individuals in relation to socio-critical topics
Concepts & Theories
(Cyber-)bulling in cON/FFlating spaces and places; poststructuralist and social theories
Qualitative (narratives and interviews) methods, digital methods
2019 – present → PhD candidate at the Institute of Geography at the University of Innsbruck,
Title of thesis: “(Cyber-)Mobbing im Kontext von Heteronormativität: Eine qualitative Analyse individueller Erfahrungen von Tiroler Schüler*innen”
2019 – present → Trainer at the Chamber of Labour Innsbruck: “Arbeitswelt und Schule”
2019 → Teachers Training Diploma (Geography and History), Universities of Innsbruck, passed with distinction (1,0),
Title of thesis (in German): “Mobbing mit digitalen Medien: Eine Untersuchung von individuellen Erfahrungsberichten von Schülerinnen und Schülern”
Awards & Honors:
2019 → Doctoral Scholarship from the University of Innsbruck Promotion of Young Scientists Program
(“Doktoratsstipendium aus der Nachwuchsförderung der Universität Innsbruck”)
Bork-Hüffer, T., Mahlknecht, B., & K. Kaufmann (2020): (Cyber)Bullying in schools – when bullying stretches across cON/FFlating spaces, Children’s Geographies, DOI: 10.1080/14733285.2020.1784850
Mahlknecht B. & Bork-Hüffer T. (2019): Cybermobbing: Eine Untersuchung von individuellen Erfahrungen und Ängsten von Innsbrucker Schüler*innen? In: Innsbrucker Jahresbericht 2018-2019. 22. Ausgabe: 78-101.
I am a PhD candidate at the Institute of Geography, University of Innsbruck. I completed my Teachers Training diploma in Geography and History at this university as well. My research focuses on pupils and their practices at the institution school as well as in the digital space, especially in the context of (cyber-)bullying. In my research I apply qualitative and digital methods. Considering my background and professional training, I have experienced the institution school from three different perspectives: as a pupil, as a teacher and as a researcher for data collections.
I have a high interest in researching social interaction in cON/FFlating spaces. My work is focused on individuals, especially young people and their individual experiences, fears and problems, which they collect in online and offline spaces. My diploma thesis as well as my dissertation focus on research subjects from Tyrol, the federal state I grew up, educated myself and have cultivated my social contacts.